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Dangling experience American tourist's glider pilot temporarily loses licence

The Swiss aviation authorities have suspended the licence of a hang glider pilot following a harrowing incident with an American tourist last year.

This content was published on March 20, 2019 12:36 PM

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#LivinginSwitzerland How young Swiss differ from older generations

We’ve come up with ten major differences between the generations in Switzerland.

pleasant living Swiss cities retain top quality of life status

Three Swiss cities feature in the top 10 of the latest Mercer quality of living ranking, which once again is top-heavy with European metropolises.

This content was published on March 13, 2019 1:28 PM

Motor trends The growing Swiss love affair with 4x4s

The Swiss seem to be falling more and more in love with big powerful cars with four-wheel-drive performance.

New banknote How to set aside CHF1,000

The latest version of the world’s most valuable banknote has been unveiled. How much effort does it take to earn or save enough for one?

Crossing the Alps Cable car to be built between Switzerland and Italy

A one-hour cable-car ride between ski stations in Switzerland and Italy has been given the green light.

alpine living The real face of the quaint Swiss chalet

Behind every Swiss cliché - whether chocolate, cheese or banks - is a kernel of truth.

Retiring to Switzerland

Low taxes, beautiful scenery, excellent health care: these are just a few of the reasons people come to Switzerland to retire.

Willkommen, bienvenue Tourists return to Swiss mountain destinations

Overnight stays in Swiss Alpine resorts have increased for four consecutive seasons, with summer destinations doing better than winter destinations.

Automatic vs manual Swiss gear up for change to driving licence law

From February 1 whoever passes their driving test in an automatic vehicle is allowed to drive a manual car. Not everyone is happy about this.

Opinion ‘Initiative against urban sprawl is unnecessary and harmful’

The Green Party's initiative to curb urban sprawl is too radical and risks blocking further development in Switzerland, argues Hans-Ulrich Bigler.