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Federal Gymnastics Festival Nearly 70,000 gymnasts perform at rare event

The 76th edition of the Federal Gymnastics Festival in Aarau, northern Switzerland, ended on Sunday with a colourful closing ceremony.

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Fête des Vignerons How Vevey organises its once-in-a-lifetime winegrowers’ festival

Throwing the Fête des Vignerons, a traditional winegrowers’ festival held roughly every 20 years in the lakeside town of Vevey, is no small endeavour.

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Winegrowers’ celebration A journey back in time at the Fête des Vignerons

A historical look at the once-in-a-generation Fête des Vignerons (Winegrowers’ Festival) held in the small Lake Geneva town of Vevey.

Black holes & glam rock Starmus, the festival where stars and music align

Astrophysicist Garik Israelian and Queen guitarist Brian May are coming to Switzerland with their unique festival combining guitars and galaxies.

Legal question Mosque dome challenge may test Swiss minaret ban

A Bern politician looks set to test Switzerland’s decade-long ban on the construction of minarets by objecting to a dome that is planned for a ...

This content was published on June 20, 2019 5:06 PM

Libra Association Swiss role in Facebook cryptocurrency project revealed

The social media giant has released details of its cryptocurrency payments project, including the role to be played by its Geneva-based foundation.

This content was published on June 18, 2019 12:07 PM

Fringe arts The man who created Zurich’s shoe box-sized opera

The world’s smallest opera scenes are on display in the Swiss city of Zurich. They are the work of the late artist Bernhard Vogelsanger.

#swisshistorypics A century of Circus Knie

One hundred years ago, Circus Knie gave its first performance in the Swiss capital, Bern.

Feminism Why Swiss women are back on strike today

On June 14, 1991, half a million women in Switzerland joined the first women’s strike. Nearly 30 years later, they’re mobilising again.

Artonomics Basel art scene re-thinks its relationship to Art Basel

Art Basel, the world’s biggest art fair, brings a flurry of exhibitions, events, and parties to the Swiss city. But not everyone is excited. 

‘Blossom’: in photos Photographing a floral symphony

The photo book "Blossom" shows flowers in all their forms. A veteran Swiss photographer and team of designers bring the blooms to life on its pages. 

Artistic imbalance Women artists struggle for visibility in Swiss museums

Male artists far outnumber their female counterparts in Swiss art museums, our research shows.