With the Valais Alphorn Festival set to bring together 12,000 enthusiasts of the 'Swiss didgeridoo' from today until Sunday we take a closer look at the roots of the instrument and the people keeping the tradition alive.
No more last minute panic about who will take care of your dog if you need to go away.
High temperatures, low rainfall and an extremely dry summer have caused Swiss authorities to restrict water usage and raise wildfire alerts.
Is it possible to lay the foundation for an international career while still at business school? It is if that business school is ESCP Europe.
Heartbreak and humour: here is what the Swiss had to say after bowing out of the World Cup in Russia.
Switzerland isn’t just famous for chocolate, watches, and cheese. It also has what is widely considered to be one of the world’s best healthcare systems, and once you’re a Swiss resident you’ll have full access to its services.
Ready, set, splash.
Don’t end up making a mess of things when trying to clean your home in Switzerland.
A court in Neuchâtel last week found a Somali mother guilty of submitting her two daughters to female genital mutilation in a landmark case in the Alpine nation.
While there’s a lot of wisdom to the saying ‘it’s the journey, not the destination’, it’s a safe assumption that most people don’t view the flight itself as the highlight. Which is not to say it shouldn't be.
Thinking of creating a startup? Here’s what it’s like.
Ever wonder where illness or injury abroad may set you back the most? Find out how much expats can expect to pay for various medical procedures in different countries. Hint: prices aren’t all the same.
From 'shitstorms' to 'wellness' weekends, here are seven ways Swiss German speakers make English their own.
Valletta, Malta’s small but mighty capital, still feels like one of the Med’s undiscovered gems. But it won’t stay that way for long. The Local’s commercial editor, Sophie Miskiw, explored this year’s Capital of Culture and can’t wait to go back.
A child born in Switzerland today will likely live to see the turn of the 22nd century. If scientists are right, the views they’ll see will have changed remarkably.
Switzerland's largest meat producer Bell Food Group has invested €7.5 million into the Dutch company that produced the first hamburger produced through cell tissue rather than slaughter.
Let's just say not everyone is happy with the decision.
A key figure in the history of rap music, Public Enemy front man Chuck D is also a talented artist.
Reports in the French, Spanish, German and Swiss media allege that former Spanish king, King Juan Carlos I, stashed illegitimately acquired funds in Swiss bank accounts.
A new technique combining drones and automated image analysis is being used to help researchers count animals in Namibia's huge nature reserves.
On Monday July 16th, a financial regulator unveiled a strategy to monitor whether cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin pose a threat to world economic stability.
Huge fires are still raging in forests in several Swedish counties, but the number of blazes has dropped dramatically since Friday.
The latest ruling further ramps up the pressure on the around 9,400 Eritreans living in Switzerland on temporary residence permits.
Faced with a choice between Switzerland, where he was born, and Croatia, the homeland of his parents, Ivan Rakitic made a painstaking decision that will see the midfielder line up against France in Sunday's World Cup final.