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100 years of Multilateralism Geneva exhibition examines human struggle between war and peace

A unique exhibition in Geneva features priceless documents, including a 4,500-year-old peace treaty and Tolstoy's "War and Peace".

culture trip Museum visitor figures remain healthy in Switzerland

History and archaeology museums top the visitor lists among Swiss museums, which continue to attract millions each year.

This content was published on November 12, 2019 3:30 PM

Customs check They do what? Five frankly bizarre Swiss traditions

Christmas is coming, the goose is getting decapitated. Brace yourself for five of the weirder Swiss customs. 

Cold War How Switzerland froze when the Berlin Wall came down

Faced with the end of the Cold War, many Swiss politicians didn’t know what to say or do.

#SWIonTour From yodel to bebop

Gabriela Martina left the Lucerne countryside to study jazz in the US. Today, the vocalist and composer teaches at Berklee College of Music in Boston.

Culinary Arts A Zurich restaurant serves its main dish on the wall

In an age of star chefs and gourmet world rankings, the Kronenhalle restaurant in Zurich stands out: nowhere in the world is the art of gastronomy ...

Shnit festival Global short film festival hailed big hit

Some 35,000 people attended the Shnit Worldwide Short Film Festival, including 20,000 movie-goers in Bern who enjoyed the 11-day programme of ...

This content was published on October 27, 2019 5:15 PM

Culture, heritage Swiss eye place on UNESCO executive board

Home Affairs Minister Alain Berset, on a visit to Paris, has been lobbying for Switzerland to join the executive board of UNESCO.

This content was published on October 25, 2019 6:35 PM

internet use Self-censorship increases online amid data privacy concerns

The Swiss are using the internet more than ever but have growing angst about companies like Facebook violating their privacy.

This content was published on October 24, 2019 1:12 PM

Disabled in swiss society How a Zurich music festival lit a spark for inclusion

Switzerland has pledged to promote the inclusion of people with mental disabilities in society, but progress has been slow. 

Generation global Scuol’s out: opening a nightclub in an isolated Swiss town

Before Juliane and Nici opened Cult, young people in the eastern town of Scuol had to drive for miles – even across the border – for a bit of fun.