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When old and new artists collide

Zurich’s Rietberg Museum has a renowned collection of non-European art. An exhibition called "guest appearances" has brought contemporary Swiss …

Switzerland

Secret Harry Potter theme park train unveiled

A Swiss cable car firm has been quietly working on a reproduction of the Hogwarts Express for the Harry Potter attraction at the Universal Studios …

Harry Potter

Hubcaps and soapsuds

Swiss Car Event, the annual Swiss tuning community event, was held in June in the Geneva Palexpo exhibition halls, the same space that hosts the …

European News

The discreet bunkers of the super-rich

The wealthy are increasingly investing in art and other treasures stashed in free ports which offer discretion, high security and tax benefits. …

European News

Swiss get 'Happy' with Pharrell Williams

<b>The Happy hit went viral in an unusual way with people round the world making their own cover videos. swissinfo.ch zooms in on Swiss versions.</b> <b>(RTS le</b> …

Pharrell Williams

How wild are you about zoos?

<b>Basel and Zurich zoos recently launched major new development projects. Although they claim to be more animal-friendly and pursue conservation</b> …

Wildlife

Barry the St Bernard: from farm dog to national hero

Why, 200 years after his death, is a stuffed Swiss dog still famous around the world? swissinfo.ch sniffs out the truth among the many myths …

European News

The Interlaken of China

The Chinese imagine the Swiss as people who like watches, geraniums and bears and enjoy eating chocolate as well as travelling on steam trains. …

China

Basel Oceanarium

Basel Zoo is building a giant aquarium with four interconnected sections: polar coast, kelp forest, deep blue and mangroves and corals. If all goes …

Switzerland

Montreux Jazz Festival: the soundtrack to summer

Ella Fitzgerald, who performed at the 1969 Montreux Jazz Festival, would have welcomed this year's event - opened by three female singer-songwriters. …

Music