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Trailblazer How one Swiss woman defied social norms to tour the world

Lina Bögli's account of her solo journey, which lasted a decade, became a literary success.

Freedom for swiss Felines Playing cats and ladders in Switzerland

One in three Swiss households has a cat. So it's no surprise that the nation's cat lovers go to extremes to improve the lives of their feline friends.

Venice ART BIennale Swiss art moves back to the future at Venice Biennale

Interesting times lie ahead for artists Pauline Boudry and Renate Lorenz, who are representing Switzerland at this year’s Venice Biennale.

This content was published on May 11, 2019 8:00 AM

Trouble recruiting An uncertain future for Swiss soldiers guarding the Pope

Every May, a new batch of young Swiss Roman Catholic soldiers swears allegiance to the Pope. In recent years their numbers have been dwindling.

In photos Switzerland, a nation of gun lovers

Shooting is a favourite leisure sport in Switzerland. But gun lovers fear a new weapons law could spoil their fun.

World Press Freedom Day Government ‘should do more’ for press freedom

The Swiss government should get “more clearly and actively” involved in press freedom issues, four Swiss journalism organisations have said.

This content was published on May 3, 2019 10:25 AM

A future of equal gender coexistence

Chus Martínez tells what she thinks about every night, and every night it has a different form

Chus Martínez on Swiss patriarchy

The fine balance between tradition and pragmatism

Muzeum Susch Bunker, brewery, cloisters, gallery: the new museum where women rule

The village of Susch in eastern Switzerland used to be a sleepy transit hub. Now it’s home to a world-renowned artistic space focusing on women.

Historic abdication When Japan’s emperors came to Switzerland

Japan is welcoming a new emperor, whose father's abdication marks the end of an era. Both men have paid visits to Switzerland over the years.

Tracasset The world championship held among Swiss vineyards

Every two years, the Tracasset World Championships take place in Switzerland's wine-making region in canton Vaud.  A tracasset is a small ...

This content was published on April 29, 2019 3:13 PM

Anarchists in Switzerland: part 4 When bombs shook Geneva

​​​​​​​In the early 1900s, Geneva was the site of two explosions. Both of them were the work of anarchists amid turbulent times for Switzerland.

Corpse flower A big smelly beauty blooms in Zurich

At the University of Zurich’s botanical garden, people are lining up to see – and smell – the largest flowering plant in the world.

This content was published on April 26, 2019 2:11 PM

SWISS PRESS PHOTO AWARD 2019 Stefan Bohrer named Swiss press photographer of the year

Stefan Bohrer has been chosen as Swiss press photographer of the year by the Reinhardt von Graffenried Foundation.

This content was published on April 25, 2019 2:34 PM