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Federer and Vonn play tennis at Jungfraujoch
Federer and Vonn on the glacier. Photo: Alexandra Way/Photopress

Federer and Vonn play tennis at Jungfraujoch

Roger Federer played tennis with American ski racing star Lindsey Vonn at the top of the Jungfrau Railway — 3,454 metres above sea level — in an unusual promotion on Wednesday for a Lindt & Sprüngli chocolate shop at the Bernese Oberland station. READ  

Panoramic Bernina Express fetes rail history
The Bernina Express pulls into the Alp Grüm station, situated at 2,091 metres above sea level. Photo: Tim Williams

Panoramic Bernina Express fetes rail history

As the Rhaetian Railway celebrates its 125th anniversary, The Local’s Emily Mawson takes a ride on one of its trains to find out what makes the Graubünden cantonal rail network so unique. READ  

Plan to hire Sherpas for Matterhorn trail thwarted
Zermatt was counting on the expertise of Sherpas to rebuild a trail to the base of the Matterhorn. Photo: AFP

Plan to hire Sherpas for Matterhorn trail thwarted

Federal officials are thwarting a bid by the mountain resort town of Zermatt to hire 10 Sherpas from Nepal to rebuild a trail to a hut below the Matterhorn, according to a media report. READ  

Eurowings takes Swiss spot at Basel airport
Swiss will focus its services on Geneva and Zurich. Photo: Swiss International Air Lines

Eurowings takes Swiss spot at Basel airport

Swiss International Air Lines is to pull out of Basel airport in 2015, to be replaced by low-cost carrier Eurowings. READ  

EasyJet expands routes from Swiss airports
Photo: Fabrice Coffrini/AFP

EasyJet expands routes from Swiss airports

Low-cost British airline easyJet has announced that it is flying to six new destinations from Swiss airports. READ  

Swiss airline launches new low-price strategy
Swiss is hoping to keep up with the competition. Photo: Swiss International Air Lines

Swiss airline launches new low-price strategy

Swiss International Air Lines will soon introduce cut-price ticket prices to European Union destinations in a bid to keep up with the competition. READ  

Switzerland’s largest ski area 4-Vallées breaks up
The 4-Vallées ski area is the third largest in Europe. Photo: Switzerland Tourism

Switzerland’s largest ski area 4-Vallées breaks up

Switzerland’s largest ski area is breaking up over a disagreement among its lift operators. READ  

Zurich Zoo opens new home for elephants
Visitors can view elephants swimming through a glass wall. Photo: Zurich Zoo.

Zurich Zoo opens new home for elephants

The Zurich Zoo is boasting more space for its largest occupants. READ  

Firm that laid ‘golden egg’ hotel goes bust
Photo: Graubuenden.ch

Firm that laid ‘golden egg’ hotel goes bust

After less than six months operating a new luxury hotel in the mountain resort town of Davos known as the “golden egg” for its architectural design, real estate company Stilli Park AG declared bankruptcy on Monday, Swiss media reported. READ  

Swiss man wins contest for dream job in China
Liam Bates: his background in film helped secure the post. Photo: Handout

Swiss man wins contest for dream job in China

A 26-year-old Swiss man whose interest in kung fu led him to visit China as a teenager has been named a foreign ambassador for the city of Hangzhou following a global competition. READ  

Roughing it beyond the power grid in Ticino
Traditional stone buildings in the Valle Bavona. Photo: Emily Mawson/The Local

Roughing it beyond the power grid in Ticino

The Local’s Emily Mawson ventures to the Valle Bavona, a steep-sided valley amid the mountains of the Italian-speaking canton of Ticino, where residents voted against introducing electricity in the 1950s, and discovers a region lost in time. READ  

Woman fined for speed camera info on Facebook
Photo: AFP

Woman fined for speed camera info on Facebook

Motorists beware: publicly informing others about the location of speed cameras on Swiss roads can be a costly affair. READ  

Geneva tops 'club sandwich index' again
Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Geneva tops 'club sandwich index' again

For the second year in a row Geneva ranked as the most expensive city in the world to buy a club sandwich in a list designed to show how affordable (or not) destinations around the world are for travellers. READ  

Passenger 'threatens to blow up Swiss plane'
The plane was reportedly operated by Helvetic Airways, though the carrier declined to either admit or deny involvement. Photo: Helevtic Airways

Passenger 'threatens to blow up Swiss plane'

A passenger threatened to blow up a plane carrying 150 people from Zurich to Pristina on Sunday, according to a report from Kosovo cited by the Swiss press. READ  

Swiss drivers spend more time in tailbacks
Photo: Astra

Swiss drivers spend more time in tailbacks

Swiss motorists traveled further and suffered through more traffic jams in 2013 than in the previous year, according to federal government figures. READ  

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