Since the 1970s old farmhouses, stables, bakehouses or barns are no longer demolished when they are due to be replaced by modern buildings. Instead, the buildings are...
If brooks and rivers run only sluggishly above ground, hydropower is nearly impossible to harness. That is why the inhabitants of the valley of Le Locle began to use...
The historic edifice was constructed in the 11th century and is one of the most important water castles of Switzerland. It is located at the northern end of Lake...
Europe's largest subterranean lake that can be sailed upon lies between Sion and Sierre. The water grotto is easily accessible and there is a boat tour for viewing it....
Vindonissa, located in what is today called Windisch, was an important Roman legion's camp. The ruins of the camp are open for viewing. The monastery church of...
The museum includes the castles of Lenzburg, Wildegg, Hallwyl, Habsburg, the monastery of Königsfelden as well as as the Legionnaire's Path. Each of these monuments is...
Learn about the secrets of making cherry schnaps.
For over 100 years asphalt was laboriously mined in the underground asphalt mines of La Presta and exported all over the world for road construction. Today the mines...
The world famous Victorinox Swiss Army Knife has a long and fascinating past. This history is the focus of the newly opened Swiss Knife Valley Visitor Center in Brunnen.
Seen from outside, the building is elliptical in shape, with a slanting roof and black and white stripes. The interior has a dizzying checkerboard design in the same...
Mr. Mueller wants another room, Mrs. Meier finds a hair in her soup, and little Fritz locks himself in the bathroom: it's not always easy to manage a hotel. If you...
The Swiss Federal Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research Weissfluhjoch/Davos carries out important research and reports on snow conditions.