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Wakker Prize Langenthal wins Swiss heritage award for 2019

The town of Langenthal in northern Switzerland has been awarded this year’s Wakker Prize for architectural development and preservation.

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Safe in the mountains What’s the real risk from avalanches?

After an avalanche entered a hotel, what are the risks in Switzerland and how are such hazards monitored?

#SWISSHISTORYPICS What winter used to look like in Switzerland

Snow in Swiss cities is sparse these days. This was not always the case, as historical black-and-white photographs taken between 1930 and 1970 show.

Shimmering Enchanting tourists with lights

Light shows are proving to be popular - a winter tourist attraction in their own right.

OUTLOOK 2019 Elections, economics, and Europe: Switzerland in 2019

On the global stage, economic shifts and European politics will set the tempo in Bern. Here’s part two of our annual political preview.​​​​​​​

Swiss cinema How to tell a science story through film

A unique hackathon event aims to bring a new dimension to science communication through short films that are as entertaining as they are informative.

Muzeum Susch Modern art museum opens in Swiss mountain village

A new cultural institution dedicated to contemporary art has opened its doors to the public in the Engadine valley in southeastern Switzerland.

This content was published on December 29, 2018 4:12 PM

Alain Berset Through the Swiss president's eyes

Over the past year, Alain Berset has been accompanied by the Fribourg photographer Nicolas Brodard.

Year in numbers 2018 in figures – from Federer to a flaming snowman

A round-up of some of the most interesting statistics to appear in swissinfo.ch articles in 2018. 

Endangered languages Jura dialect recognized as minority language in Switzerland

The Swiss government has decided to recognize the dialect of the Jura region as a minority language in Switzerland, which could help preserve it.

This content was published on December 26, 2018 5:45 PM

Year in review 2018 Energy highs and lows

Here’s our look back at the past 365 days, using some of the year’s most powerful images.