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Ballenberg museum Frugal lifestyles on display in Swiss open-air museum

A peak inside the rural buildings of the Ballenberg open-air museum offers a rare view of life in Switzerland in previous centuries.

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in depth Vote June 10, 2018

A wide-ranging proposal to change Switzerland's monetary system as well parliament's decision to ban certain forms of online gambling are at stake.

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Society taboo Young carers face many obstacles

Switzerland’s first ever figures show that almost 8% of children aged 10-15 are young carers – far more than previously thought.

Unroyal How to marry like a Swiss commoner

How does a typical Swiss couple get married? We’ve created a handy guide on how to tie the knot in Switzerland.

Democracy players Anja Wyden Guelpa: taking democracy to today’s youth

Anja Wyden Guelpa, chief of staff of Geneva's government, is considered one of the most active promoters of democracy in Switzerland. 

Voter button Will Facebook influence the 2019 Swiss elections?

Facebook is reportedly planning to deploy its controversial “I’m a voter” button in Switzerland ahead of parliamentary elections next year.