Culture

Spring parade Zurich’s traditional festival a stress test for horses

Could being made to ride through crowds and around a bonfire during Zurich's spring festival, Sechseläuten, constitute animal cruelty?

Calendar controversy Time is money: why the Swiss switched calendars

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Catholics and Protestants in Switzerland fought, literally, for more than 200 years over the “correct” calendar.

Electronic patient records Privacy concerns raised over e-patient reports

The Swiss government wants patient information to also be compiled electronically and centralised, but concerns remain about data protection issues.

Hats and canes Chaplin museum celebrates first birthday with world record

Some of the 662 “Tramps” who took part in the world’s largest gathering of people dressed as Charlie Chaplin’s most famous character. They met at ...

Russian Revolution Centenary ‘This is about Western perceptions...our relationship to this art’

Bern and Switzerland have more connections to the Russian Revolution than we might at first imagine.

Fasting and furious How a couple of sausages triggered the Swiss Reformation

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The time: March 9, 1522, the first Sunday of Lent. The crime scene: a printer’s workshop in Grabengasse, Zurich.