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Commuter life How to behave on a Swiss train

Jump on, ride to your stop, hop off — without offending anybody. Sounds easy, but it’s not, warns a guru of Swiss transport etiquette.

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12,000 visitors Should Switzerland welcome companies like Jeunesse?

The firm that sent 12,000 Chinese tourists to Switzerland is under attack for its business methods. Should the Swiss benefit from this PR exercise?

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.

Soaring profits Warmer weather sparks huge hike in Swiss e-bike sales

Unusually warm and dry weather conditions have been credited with boosting bicycle sales last year – with a greater proportion of cyclists opting ...

This content was published on May 14, 2019 11:47 AM

12,000 strong Record-breaking Chinese tourist party descends on Switzerland

Some 12,000 Chinese guests are arriving in Switzerland for the largest work incentive tour party ever to visit the Alpine state.

Week in Numbers Counting birds and surprise snowfall

Here’s a round-up of some of the most interesting statistics to appear in the news stories by swissinfo.ch published over the past week.

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.

The sounds of... From Zurich to the skies: the daily work of the world's airports

Behind the scenes at Zurich Airport, baggage handlers are working on a tight schedule to ensure that passengers’ luggage gets safely delivered to ...

Bovine battle These are the rules of Swiss cow fighting

The fiery Hérens cow breed is a symbol for the Swiss canton of Valais, where bovine fights have become a traditional spring attraction.

Pope protection Ex-Swiss minister seeks funds for Vatican Swiss Guard barracks

Former Swiss cabinet minister Doris Leuthard has agreed to help find tens of millions of Swiss francs to fund a new barracks for the Swiss Guards.

This content was published on April 24, 2019 4:18 PM

Festive tailbacks Good Friday, bad Gotthard traffic

Long queues have been reported at the Gotthard tunnel in central Switzerland as holidaymakers head south for the Easter break.

This content was published on April 19, 2019 7:22 PM

Home sweet home Swiss holidaymakers prefer to unwind at home

The Swiss are increasingly staying within Switzerland for their holidays, with cantons Ticino and Graubünden seen as particularly attractive.

This content was published on April 15, 2019 1:30 PM