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view from the top Famous cliff-hanging guest house has new management

The Swiss mountain guest house that gained sudden worldwide fame after gracing the cover of National Geographic has new management.

This content was published on December 10, 2018 4:17 PM

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Climate change Torrid time predicted for Switzerland by 2060

What effects will global warming have on society, tourism in the Alps, and the environment in Switzerland?

Passport information Don’t know your date of birth? Problem solved

People who don’t know or cannot prove their date of birth face a range of challenges, such as reserving flights or hotel rooms online.

This content was published on December 3, 2018 2:16 PM

Solid Bookings Upward trend for Switzerland’s alternative accommodations

Switzerland’s alternative accommodation industry performed well over the summer and pre-bookings suggest a solid winter season. Higher numbers of ...

This content was published on November 26, 2018 11:04 AM

Tourism trends The winners and losers of Switzerland’s Airbnb boom

The number of people renting Airbnb accommodation in Switzerland has tripled in the last three years to reach more than 900,000 guests,

This content was published on November 23, 2018 2:47 PM

In court Life sentence for Tajik killer of Swiss cyclist

A court in Tajikistan has sentenced to life imprisonment a man found guilty of killing four western tourists, including a Swiss citizen in July.

This content was published on November 21, 2018 12:30 PM

Aarau carrot market Carrots as you’ve never seen them

The city of Aarau in northern Switzerland always turns into a Mecca for carrot-lovers on the first Wednesday of November.

Accident statistics Distracted drivers named top cause of accidents

Most road traffic accidents in Switzerland last year were caused by distracted drivers who were texting or phoning at the wheel.

Budget increase   Government proposes CHF11.9bn plan to ease rail congestion

The Federal Council has increased the amount it wants to put toward accommodating ever-growing demand across Switzerland’s railway network by 2035.

This content was published on October 31, 2018 7:30 PM

Danger in the woods French accident revives the hunting debate

The accidental shooting of a cyclist by a hunter in France has triggered fresh debate in Switzerland on the dangers of hunting.

Million-dollar home Steep increase in Swiss housing prices in last decade

Apartment prices have risen in every district in Switzerland in the last eleven years except for one.

This content was published on October 16, 2018 5:06 PM

Waiting game The Swiss hunt: collecting the reward for a year’s work

What's it like to go on the hunt in the Swiss Alps, joining tens of thousands of rifle-carrying men each autumn?