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Zurich Airport turns 75
75 years ago, the first airplane took off from Switzerland’s busiest aviation hub, Zurich Airport. But the airport is not just about flying.
Tina Turner fans go over the top in Switzerland
A look back at the late rock singer’s very private life during her three decades on the shores of Lake Zurich.
The Swiss Miracle: Money
In the last of an eight-part series on Swiss identity, we take a light-hearted look at attitudes in Switzerland towards money.
The Swiss Miracle: Humour
Who put the “wit” in Switzerland?
Exiled journalist Can Dündar: ‘Turkey’s at a new crossroads’
In exile in Germany, Turkish journalist Can Dündar is committed to the democratic future of his homeland.
Swiss help transform Kyrgyzstan's ski industry
Switzerland is promoting winter tourism in Kyrgyzstan to create jobs in the cold season.
The Swiss Miracle: Fashion
If you were told to “dress like a Swiss”, what would you do?
Director vs dictator: The enduring relevance of Charlie Chaplin
Actor versus Hitler: Is Charlie Chaplin’s film The Great Dictator still relevant today?
Ukrainian art is safeguarded and showcased in Switzerland
The exhibition was organised in collaboration with the Kyiv national gallery and will be open until April 30.
Ukrainian students adjust to life in Switzerland
The Lucerne School of Art and Design has taken in 29 Ukrainian students – as exchange students rather than refugees.
Paolo Berizzi, an Italian journalist living under 24-hour police protection
Paolo Berizzi of La Repubblica newspaper has been under round-the-clock police protection for three years.
Switzerland says sorry! The fondue invasion
Swiss comedian and director Patrick Karpiczenko apologises for the Cheese Union, a mafia-like cartel that has flooded the world with cheese.
The sounds of the Covid generation
How has the Covid-19 pandemic influenced today’s sounds and the current generation of Swiss musicians?
The birth of modern democracy in the heart of Europe
The "Swiss Revolution" brought democracy to Switzerland. It was an uprising against the aristocracy – and the beginning of a long journey.
The Planets Giant Slalom race
The annual amateur ski race on the mountain above the village of Evionnaz in southwest Switzerland is a moment of local pride and joy.
The Lauberhorn downhill – the mountain of fate
The classic Lauberhorn downhill ski race has been a World Cup fixture since the race circuit started 55 years ago.
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Underwater archaeology reveals buried secrets of a Swiss lake
The prehistoric past of the city of Lucerne is still largely unknown. However, the lake that surrounds it could yet harbour some clues.
The making of the Burnt Instruments Orchestra
Composers Tragtenberg and Scarassatti explain the process of inventing their musical sculptures made of burnt wood.
Burnt Instruments Orchestra - Improvisations
The composers Lívio Tragtenberg and Marco Scarassatti improvise on their freshly built instruments made of dead wood from the canton of Graubünden.
Who are you, Esther Eppstein?
Esther Eppstein, grande dame of the Zurich independent art scene, has won the Prix Meret Oppenheim 2021. Here she is in her own words.
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