Why Switzerland celebrates its national day on August 1st
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Why Switzerland celebrates its national day on August 1st

It's not all about fireworks and sausages...

Swiss history: What’s the real story behind Toblerone’s chocolate pyramids?
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Swiss history: What’s the real story behind Toblerone’s chocolate pyramids?

Swiss history: How the Swiss army refused to decommission its pigeons

Swiss history: How the Swiss army refused to decommission its pigeons

Politician calls for Austria’s Voralberg to become Switzerland newest canton

Politician calls for Austria’s Voralberg to become Switzerland newest canton

285 unemployed people and 2 ‘invasions’: The numbers that tell the story of Liechtenstein

285 unemployed people and 2 ‘invasions’: The numbers that tell the story of Liechtenstein

Book review: ‘The Green Silk Shawl describes a poorer and tougher Switzerland’

Book review: ‘The Green Silk Shawl describes a poorer and tougher Switzerland’

In pics: Historic photos taken by US bombers show changing face of Switzerland

In pics: Historic photos taken by US bombers show changing face of Switzerland

Switzerland’s and world’s oldest surviving architecture plan from Middle Ages goes on public display

Switzerland’s and world’s oldest surviving architecture plan from Middle Ages goes on public display

Extremely rare baby boot from Middle Ages found in Switzerland

Extremely rare baby boot from Middle Ages found in Switzerland

After 600 years, night watchman still keeps vigil over Lausanne

After 600 years, night watchman still keeps vigil over Lausanne

QUIZ: How well do you know these key dates in Swiss history?

QUIZ: How well do you know these key dates in Swiss history?

Richly-decorated Roman mosaic uncovered during Swiss building works

Richly-decorated Roman mosaic uncovered during Swiss building works

Zurich residents evacuated after gardeners find WW2 bomb

Zurich residents evacuated after gardeners find WW2 bomb

Ancient Roman fridge discovered near Basel keeps beer cool for months

Ancient Roman fridge discovered near Basel keeps beer cool for months

5,000-year-old dolmen discovered during construction of Swiss garage

5,000-year-old dolmen discovered during construction of Swiss garage

Swiss hi-tech spear helps explains Neanderthal hunting tactics

Swiss hi-tech spear helps explains Neanderthal hunting tactics

Swiss researchers try to get ancient Roman fridge working (again)

Swiss researchers try to get ancient Roman fridge working (again)

Nine famous Swiss people you’ve (probably) never heard of

Nine famous Swiss people you’ve (probably) never heard of

Swiss museum dedicated to ‘last witch in Europe’ handed one million-franc donation

Swiss museum dedicated to ‘last witch in Europe’ handed one million-franc donation

The REAL reasons why Switzerland is the best country in the world

The REAL reasons why Switzerland is the best country in the world

Dual German, Swiss exhibitions lift veil on Nazi-era art hoard

Dual German, Swiss exhibitions lift veil on Nazi-era art hoard

Medieval church and skeletons unearthed in Lucerne city centre

Medieval church and skeletons unearthed in Lucerne city centre

Swiss National Day: 20 key dates in Switzerland’s history

Swiss National Day: 20 key dates in Switzerland’s history

Traces of new dinosaur discovered during construction of Swiss motorway

Traces of new dinosaur discovered during construction of Swiss motorway

Archaeologists find 7,000-year-old human remains in Swiss city

Archaeologists find 7,000-year-old human remains in Swiss city

IN PICS: Switzerland’s 11 stunning Unesco World Heritage sites

IN PICS: Switzerland’s 11 stunning Unesco World Heritage sites

Time capsule from 1900 discovered in Lausanne wall

Time capsule from 1900 discovered in Lausanne wall

Swiss Alps saw cheesemaking in Iron Age, say researchers

Swiss Alps saw cheesemaking in Iron Age, say researchers

Sion’s deathly history brought to life in new exhibition

Sion’s deathly history brought to life in new exhibition

Dream come true? Wine flows from Bern fountain

Dream come true? Wine flows from Bern fountain

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Swiss return ancient mummies to Chile