16.07.14 The last printed copy of SwissNews

The May/June double-issue was the last printed copy of SwissNews. After 32 years of publishing a monthly expat-magazine the publisher has decidedto transform www.swissnews.ch into a news platform for the Swiss industry doing business abroad and for Switzerland as a business site.Regular news service will start after the Summer vacation at the end of August.

03.06.14 Fifa Youth Cup: Brazillian Winners and African Atmosphere

With the Fifa world cup looming and the domestic seasons winding down, the football loving world is waiting in suspense. Last week this suspense was broken as the Blue Stars/Fifa Youth cup took place in Zürich.  10 teams, including Benfica, FC Zurich, GC and the mighty Bayern Munich took part in the competition, showcasing some of the best young footballing talent from around the world. At last years event a young Adnan Janusaj of Manchester United, announced his presence as the...

20.05.14 Underwater Concerts in Bad Ragaz

Imagine yourself floating alfresco in a pool of warm massaging water, under starry skies and imposing Alpine peaks. Your tired muscles are softly caressed and the pressure in your tense back and neck are relieved by whirlpool jets, bubble seats, massage lanes and deep stroking undercurrents. The stress and daily concerns wash away with lapping of the water and fresh mountain air, as you glide in a blissful Eden.  Sounds like you died and went to heaven? Don’t worry, you are very much...

20.05.14 Cherry Blossom and Asceticism: Japanese poster art

If you live in Zürich you must visit the Museum für Gestaltung. It is not only a Design Museum, but also a creative center dedicated to visual communication, architecture and design. It lays on the left side of the Limmat river and it often hosts unusual exhibitions such as the one we visited: Japanese Poster Artists – Cherry Blossom and Asceticism.  The exhibition was set up as a tribute to the 150 years of diplomatic relations between Japan and Switzerland. It displays 333 Japanese...

29.04.14 April Festivities

Marina Moeller The ski season is over but late spring brings a multitude of exciting festivals and parades. Below is a short selection of this month events around the country. The “Combat des Reines” (fight of the queens) attracts tens of thousands of spectators to the canton of Valley in April. “The queens” are cows, just released from the barns after long winter months. In direct contrast to violent fighting of the bulls, the cows conduct themselves in a “queenly” manner:  They are not...

24.03.14 New Editor at Swiss News: Samuel Polley

I would like to introduce myself as the new Editor of Swiss News. It is an honour to have been given the opportunity to take over as the Editor of the longest running English language magazine in Switzerland.

20.12.13 Stress-free parenting

Parenting coach Tammy Furey has a mission: to help parents connect with their children in an authentic, loving and above all, anxiety-free way. Marina Moeller met her to talk about the challenges faced by expat families in particular.

11.12.13 Vegetarian "butcher" opens in Zurich

Great news for vegetarians: venerable Haus Hiltl (the oldest vegetarian restaurant in Europe) has opened a shop, complete with butcher's counter selling meat substitutes from soy sausages to geschnetzeltes and cordon bleus.  Also available are a full range of wines (free from animal products such as bone gelatin or fish bladders), delicatessen products and cooking accessories. You can also buy the Hiltl cookbook, get a takeaway or treat yourself to coffee and a pastry. 

10.12.13 What, us worry?

Credit Suisse Worry Barometer shows a nation proud to be Swiss – despite ongoing concerns.

27.11.13 Advent competition from Girlfriend Guide

Santa's getting a little help in the present department!

20.11.13 Is our editor back in time or back to front?

In which I defend my November editorial!

15.11.13 Four Swiss destinations win tourist nod

HolidayCheck Destination Awards 2013 recognise success in pleasing visitors

06.11.13 On the hunt for art

Win one of four original paintings in a treasure hunt through Zurich

06.11.13 Valais debuts canton-wide ski pass

One pass, endless pistes, six months – and four thermal baths!

06.11.13 Davos gets a new flagship hotel

Striking architecture and pure luxury distinguish Switzerland's second InterContinental

05.11.13 Ticket to ride in choccy heaven

For one week in Zurich, Fr5 buys you gorgeous cake, velvety hot chocolate and a perfect truffle, all served up on a beautiful vintage tram.

01.11.13 Fill up on art

Events around the country provide opportunities to feast your eyes (and maybe take home a treasure)

01.11.13 So you want to start a business?

Vaud coffee morning for would-be entrepreneurs

01.11.13 New English newspaper in Geneva region

Le News launched this week

01.11.13 Try the new Stöckli ski collection for a weekend

A quick getaway with a skills boost included

30.10.13 Meals with mystery

Have a gastronomic adventure this weekend!

29.10.13 Switzerland lags behind on childcare provision

Study finds better provision would change the distribution of work in marriages

25.10.13 Federer through to quarter-finals in Basel

Win against Denis Istomin brings Fed closer to qualifying for ATP World Tour Finals

23.10.13 Sex drive-in "is working"

Zurich's pioneering prostitution service branded a success

22.10.13 Migros to rename cronuts

New York baker Dominique Ansel sounds warning over use of his term

22.10.13 Poached eggs

Rare bird smuggler caught in the naked act

12.08.13 Emmi wins gold and bronze medals at International Cheese Awards

The Swiss cheese and dairy company wins accolades in UK

12.08.13 Shop opening hours

The Swiss law prohibiting work on Sunday has existed since over 140 years and is considered to be one of the trade union's biggest achievements.

06.08.13 Freddy Nock of the Swiss circus family married on August 3

This past Saturday the extreme athlete and professional acrobat tied the knot mid-air at a "Sky's the Limit" themed wedding ceremony

06.08.13 Terracycle - the latest trend in recycling puts plastics first

Collaboration between toothpaste companies Colgate, Elmex and Meridol through US initiative promises to reduce waste

Community news

08.01.14 English art workshops for Bern kids

Arty youngsters have the opportunity to get their hands dirty while learning... Read more...

11.12.13 Skating with a lake view

It's hard to beat open-air skating for winter magic, and the very literally... Read more...

10.12.13 Lichterschwimmen (12 Dec, Zurich)

Don't miss the annual tradition of Lichterschwimmen – hundreds of little lights... Read more...

04.12.13 Songbird Festival, Davos 6-21 Dec

Davos may be more famous for economics and skiing, but it has another major... Read more...

26.11.13 Whisky ships, Zurich 28 Nov-1 Dec

Whisky before wine or after? The whisky ships have settled this question to... Read more...

26.11.13 29 Nov to 31 Dec, Lucerne: Disney in Concert

Enjoy a concert rendition of Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End – with... Read more...

15.11.13 Design discussion in Lausanne

Anyone with an interest in design should get down to Mudac on 28 November for... Read more...

15.11.13 Children's cruises on Lake Lucerne

Throughout Advent, boats on Lake Lucerne are offering weekly children's cruises... Read more...

15.11.13 Laugh last, laugh longest

Enjoy Theatre Casino Zug's last night of English comedy for the year next... Read more...

12.11.13 13-15 Nov International Arab Film Festival Zurich

Watch the latest and best films from the Arab world at the Boulevard cinema –... Read more...