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Swiss are most frequent train travellers in Europe
The Swiss love travelling by train. Photo: SBB

And they travel further by train than anyone else in the world.

10 great apps for exploring Switzerland this summer
Find a Swiss beach with the BeachGuide app. Photo: C Sonderegger/Swiss Tourism

Download these free apps to make your Swiss trip go swimmingly.

  Solar plane completes epic round-the-world trip
The journey ended in Abu Dhabi. Photo: Solar Impulse

Solar Impulse 2 has landed in the UAE, completing its epic round-the-world journey.

Swiss solar plane nears end of epic trip
Solar Impulse is close to its goal. Photo: Solar Impulse

Solar Impulse 2 is approaching the end of its epic bid to become the first sun-powered plane to circle the globe without fuel.

The quirkiest places to stay in Switzerland
Whitepod is just one of Switzerland's more unusual accommodation options. Photo: Hayley Hay/Whitepod

Fancy holidaying in a wine barrel, a silo or a cow barn?

Germans avoid plunge off Swiss mountain pass
Photo: Graubunden cantonal police

Two holidaymakers had a lucky escape when their brakes failed coming down a mountain pass.

 Self-driving shuttles premiere in Sion
Two shuttles are operating in Sion's old town. Photo: PostBus

In a first for Switzerland, driverless post buses are now carrying passengers in Sion.

Pioneering Swiss solar pilots 'make sci-fi a reality'
Swiss pilots Andre Borschberg (R) and Bertrand Piccard. Photo: AFP

The Swiss pilot readying to cross the Atlantic in a solar-powered plane on the next leg of a record-breaking, round-the-world mission says he is making science fiction reality.

Suspected arson attack closes train line to Zurich airport
File photo: Mark Goebel

UPDATE: Train line to Zurich airport still closed at 3pm after a fire on the line 12 hours earlier.

Technical troubles cause ‘chaos’ at Zurich airport
File photo: Fabrice Coffrini/AFP

Travellers suffer long queues after the computerized check-in system broke over night.

Political and religious leaders gather for Gotthard opening
At 57 kilometres, the new tunnel is the longest in the world. Photo: Fabrice Coffrini/AFP

The Gotthard Base Tunnel is to be blessed by a priest, a reverend, a rabbi and an imam on Wednesday morning as part of an inauguration that is being treated as an opportunity for diplomacy.

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8 fantastic reasons to visit French-speaking Switzerland
The Grande Dixence dam. Photo: Grande Dixence SA/essencedesign.com

Fourteen percent of German-speaking Swiss have never visited the country’s French-speaking region. Here's why they should.

Gotthard base tunnel: what you need to know
The new rail tunnel is the longest and deepest in the world. Photo: Alp Transit Gotthard

The longest tunnel in the world will be inaugurated in Switzerland amid great fanfare on June 1st. The Local takes you through it.

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