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Low season, high up After the crowds leave: when you’re alone in the Alps

What’s it like to be in the mountains when the last skiers have gone home and summer hikers have yet to arrive?

UNESCO nominated Thousands watch historic Easter Mendrisio processions

Crowds have been watching the Easter processions in Mendrisio, a practice nominated for inclusion on UNESCO's intangible cultural heritage list.

This content was published on April 19, 2019 11:47 AM

Losing a landmark How would Switzerland rebuild a national treasure like Notre-Dame?

For many Swiss, the fiery devastation of Notre-Dame Cathedral sparks another memory – that of Lucerne’s wooden Chapel Bridge in flames.

Fumetto 2019 Swiss festival illustrates the high art of comic books

Leading and aspiring comic artists from all over the world have converged in the Swiss city of Lucerne for the annual Fumetto Festival. 

Media consumption Swiss teens get news online but don’t believe it

Teenagers in Switzerland get most of their information from the internet yet think traditional media are the most trustworthy. In addition, four ...

This content was published on April 11, 2019 11:55 AM

Music event Elton John and Sting to headline 2019 Montreux Jazz Festival

Elton John, Sting, Joan Baez and Radiohead’s Thom Yorke are just a few of the top stars due to appear at this summer's Montreux Jazz Festival.

This content was published on April 9, 2019 4:30 PM

Fête des Vignerons Italian costumes for Swiss wine festival strike sour note

With 100 days to go before the huge Fête des Vignerons wine festival, news that the 6,000 costumes are being made in Italy has triggered criticism.

Zurich tradition A psychic exploding snowman? Welcome to Sechseläuten

Every year, at 6pm on a Monday in April, a snowman is set on fire on Zurich’s Sechseläutenplatz. Not just any snowman, mind you. This is the Böögg.

Caspar Wolf Swiss Alps painter gets his own museum

First his art spurred on tourism. Then it helped glaciologists document climate change. Now it has a permanent home in a unique museum.

Festivities kick off Strasbourg is guest of honour at Zurich spring festival

The French city of Strasbourg is guest of honour at this year’s Zurich spring festival, the “Sechseläuten”, which officially kicked off on Friday.

This content was published on April 5, 2019 8:50 PM

Cracking Art Recyclable plastic art animates Swiss village

Since when do meerkats and penguins live in southern Switzerland? Since a travelling art movement transplanted them there!