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Gritty district turns into Zurich’s trendiest spot
Cyclist and dog pass by Im Viadukt in Zurich's Kreis 5. Photo: Diego Alborghetti/Zurich Tourismus

Gritty district turns into Zurich’s trendiest spot

Zurich’s Kreis 5 may be the antithesis of the idyllic Switzerland shown in tourist brochures, but that uniqueness is proving a draw for tourists and residents alike. READ () »

Bern eyes creation of two new national parks
Photo: Swiss National Park

Bern eyes creation of two new national parks

Federal authorities are studying the possible creation of two new national parks to add to the Swiss National Park, the only one in the country, which is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year. READ () »

Aborted Swiss airlines take-off injures four
An Avro RJ100 like the one picture above was involved in the incident. Photo: Swiss International Air Lines

Aborted Swiss airlines take-off injures four

Four passengers were injured after a Swiss International Air Lines plane had to abandon take-off because of an engine failure at London's City Airport on Thursday, officials said. READ () »

Avalanche victim dies after night in Alpine igloo
The Mittlenberghütte, a mountain hut where the victim was headed. Photo: Mittlenberg.ch

Avalanche victim dies after night in Alpine igloo

A 40-year-old Fribourg man who survived an avalanche in the Swiss Alps died after spending a night in an igloo he built with his girlfriend, police said on Tuesday. READ () »

Wintry weekend raises Swiss avalanche risks
The Glacier Express was among the train services impacted by snow. Photo: Glacierexpress.com

Wintry weekend raises Swiss avalanche risks

After two weeks of sunshine, winter returned to many parts of Switzerland over the weekend as temperatures dropped and heavy snow hit the Alps. READ () »

Ferguson credits Verbier for recent weight loss
Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Ferguson credits Verbier for recent weight loss

Sarah Ferguson credits her time in Verbier, the mountain resort town in the canton of Valais where she has a holiday home, for helping her lose 45 pounds (20 kilograms) since last October, according to a Swiss magazine report. READ () »

Skiing meshes with yoga on St. Moritz piste
Instructor Sabrina Nussbaum does the splits on the world's first yoga piste. Photo: Suvretta Snowsports

Skiing meshes with yoga on St. Moritz piste

Ski-yoga is more than a fashionable gimmick, as The Local’s Emily Mawson learns when she finds her skiing improving on St. Moritz’s new yoga piste — the first of its kind in the world. READ () »

Bus crash in Canaries 'kills Swiss tourist'
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Bus crash in Canaries 'kills Swiss tourist'

UPDATE: A tour bus carrying 17 Swiss citizens overturned on Spain's Gran Canaria island on Monday, killing one Swiss passenger and seriously injuring 12 others, according to the latest information from Spanish police. READ () »

Armed robbery disrupts train traffic in Fribourg
Bulle train station. Photo: Association Régionale la Gruyère

Armed robbery disrupts train traffic in Fribourg

A man armed with a gun held up a public transport ticket vending counter at the Bulle train station in the canton of Fribourg and made off with several thousand francs in cash early Monday, according to a report. READ () »

Avalanche severs road and rail links to Zermatt
Photo: Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn

Avalanche severs road and rail links to Zermatt

An avalanche early Tuesday morning briefly cut off access to the mountain resort town of Zermatt in the canton of Valais. READ () »

Minister eyes fuel price hike to pay for roads
Petrol could soon become dearer. Photo: www.luzernerzeitung.ch

Minister eyes fuel price hike to pay for roads

Transport Minister Doris Leuthard has outlined plans for a new road fund to ease congestion in Switzerland. READ () »

Swiss tourism rises but Alps go downhill
The Valais was one of only two regions in the country suffering a decrease in visitors last year. Photo: Norbert Aepli

Swiss tourism rises but Alps go downhill

The mountainous canton of Valais recorded a 2.5 percent decrease in tourists in 2013 despite an overall rise in tourist figures nationwide. READ () »

American skier latest Valais avalanche victim
Photo: Valais cantonal police

American skier latest Valais avalanche victim

A 44-year-old American skier died on Tuesday after being hit by an avalanche in the Valais Alps in the second such fatal accident in two days. READ () »

SI swimsuit models vie with Swiss scenery
Kate Bock in front of the celebrated chateau of Chillion. Photo: yu Tsai/Sports Illustrated

SI swimsuit models vie with Swiss scenery

The scenery couldn’t be better: the medieval chateau of Chillon, the waters of Lake Geneva and, lolling on a rock in the foreground, bikini-clad model Kate Bock. READ () »

Avalanche claims life of Swedish off-piste skier
View of terrain where Swedish skier got into trouble. Photo: Valais cantonal police

Avalanche claims life of Swedish off-piste skier

An avalanche claimed the life of a 21-year-old Swedish man on Monday in the latest of a series of skiing fatalities in the Swiss Alps. READ () »

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