Joseph-Samuel Farinet was a wanted criminal – but to the residents of Valais, he is a hero.
In June 2017 the people of Moutier, a commune in the Jura mountains, vote on whether to remain in the canton of Bern or leave it to join the canton of Jura instead. The Local looks back at the history of the hugely sensitive ‘Jura question' that has led to this important vote.
Caroline Bishop discovers a strange amphibian display in a sleepy Swiss town.
Spoken by only a handful of people in the canton of Graubünden, Romansh is nevertheless an important part of Swiss history and cultural life. The Local's guide gets you up to speed.
Opened 40 years ago at the height of the Cold War, the Sonnenberg bunker in Lucerne was one of the largest public fallout shelters in the world and is still operational today.
Since Kayleigh Mackenzie started a catering business in the Alps she has been changing perceptions of British food with her vibrant, varied cuisine, as Caroline Bishop discovers.
Following in the footsteps of 19th century pioneers, Caroline Bishop hikes in Switzerland's Jungfrau region and stays in Europe's oldest mountain hote
Caroline Bishop braves the Canadian bears for a challenging climb with an incredible reward.
With around 140 new microbreweries launched in the last two years alone, Switzerland now has more craft beer brewers than ever before.
French playwright Florian Zeller, who has enjoyed three London stage hits in quick succession, tells Caroline Bishop about creating humour out of tragedy.