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Glacier 3000 opens new mountaintop bridge
The new bridge connects Glacier 3000 with Scex Rouge. Photo: Peak Walk by Tissot

Glacier 3000 opens new mountaintop bridge

The new ‘Peak Walk’ at Glacier 3000, the world’s first suspension bridge to connect two mountain peaks, was inaugurated in the canton of Vaud on Friday. READ  

Zermatt ranks among top places to visit in 2015
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Zermatt ranks among top places to visit in 2015

Swiss mountain resort Zermatt is listed among the world's top ten towns and cities to visit in 2015 by Lonely Planet, the travel guide. READ  

Anglo writer lauds expat 'brains and brawn'
Author Diccon Bewes dresses the part after retracing the footsteps of Victorian tourists. Photo: Diccon Bewes

Anglo writer lauds expat 'brains and brawn'

“Outside expert” on Switzerland and English expat Diccon Bewes followed in the footsteps of the Victorians for his latest book Slow Train to Switzerland. As he tells The Local’s Emily Mawson, if British tourists transformed the country then, international expats play as important a role now. READ  

Lyria expands Lausanne-Paris TGV service
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Lyria expands Lausanne-Paris TGV service

Lyria, the company operating high-speed (TGV) trains between Switzerland and France, announced on Tuesday an expansion of service from Lausanne and Geneva. READ  

Two Swiss men killed in Philippines resort town
View of Opol beachfront. Photo: Kleomario/Wikimedia Commons

Two Swiss men killed in Philippines resort town

Two Swiss nationals have been shot dead in a southern Philippine resort town, police said on Monday. READ  

UK motorcyclist dies in mountain pass crash
Photo: Graubünden cantonal police

UK motorcyclist dies in mountain pass crash

Officers discovered the body of a 47-year-old British motorcyclist in a ravine in the canton of Graubünden after he was earlier reported missing, cantonal police said on Monday. READ  

EasyJet passenger held over hand luggage row
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EasyJet passenger held over hand luggage row

Police in Geneva arrested an Italian woman over a spat about the size of her hand luggage when boarding an easyJet flight from the Swiss city to Venice, according to a media report. READ  

Bird strike aborts Swiss flight from Zurich to US
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Bird strike aborts Swiss flight from Zurich to US

An Airbus 330-300 plane carrying 180 people to New York from Zurich was forced to return to the Swiss city on Tuesday after a bird got sucked into one of the aircraft’s engines. READ  

Transport scofflaws face being listed on registry
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Transport scofflaws face being listed on registry

Bus or train passengers in Switzerland caught without a valid ticket face being listed on a national register of transport fraudsters, under a bill approved by the senate in Bern on Monday. READ  

Switzerland second most expensive for flights
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Switzerland second most expensive for flights

Switzerland is the second most expensive country in the world for air travel, according to a new study, with air fares averaging $125 per 100 kilometres of travel. READ  

Son of Virgin boss rescued from Matterhorn
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Son of Virgin boss rescued from Matterhorn

Sam Branson, the 29-year-old son of British business tycoon Richard Branson, was airlifted from the summit of the Matterhorn on Wednesday after being struck by altitude sickness during a charity challenge. READ  

US private cab firm Uber drives into Geneva
Uber works by using the GPS on a customer's phone. Photo: Uber

US private cab firm Uber drives into Geneva

Californian company Uber launched its app-based private taxi service in Geneva at a press conference on Thursday, despite questions from the cantonal authorities about its legality. READ  

Glacier 3000 dodges bad weather to build bridge
A mock-up shows the position of the new Peak Walk suspension bridge. Photo: Glacier 3000

Glacier 3000 dodges bad weather to build bridge

The main steel cables for a daring new suspension bridge at Glacier 3000, near Les Diablerets in the canton of Vaud, arrived at the summit by helicopter on Wednesday. READ  

Bolivian bus crash claims three Swiss lives
Route in the Uyuni region of Bolivia. Photo: Hermes Images/AFP

Bolivian bus crash claims three Swiss lives

A bus accident in Bolivia over the weekend claimed the lives of three Swiss citizens and at least six other people, according to press reports. READ  

Mountain bike accidents keep Swiss docs busy
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Mountain bike accidents keep Swiss docs busy

The growing popularity of mountain biking is leading to more injuries among two-wheeling enthusiasts in many tourist regions of Switzerland, according to a survey by the Schweiz am Sonntag newspaper. READ  

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