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.
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.
With around 140 new microbreweries launched in the last two years alone, Switzerland now has more craft beer brewers than ever before.
With startups in the Swiss news on an almost daily basis, launching your own business has never been trendier. But exactly how easy does Switzerland make it?
With most expats in Switzerland living or working in urban areas, few get the opportunity to experience traditional Swiss life in the countryside. But Swiss Tavolata hopes to change that by offering people the chance to have lunch on a farm.
Switzerland has a reputation for cleanliness but littering is still a problem, particularly in ski areas. As the snow melts to reveal the rubbish left by winter visitors, resorts are inviting skiers to return in summer to help tidy up the slopes.
Street food offers an alternative, lower cost style of dining that has been almost impossible to find in Swiss cities. The Local’s Caroline Bishop finds out that this state of affairs is rapidly changing — to the delight of many expats.
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) is celebrating the 100th anniversary of its arrival in Lausanne with a programme of free public events over the next six months that showcase the city’s connection with international sport.
You don’t have to ski to enjoy Switzerland in the winter. From snowshoeing to ski-jöring, non-skiers have plenty of ways to amuse themselves in the colder months.