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08/04/2014 Swiss building provides refuge for the hypersensitive

No smoking, no perfume, no mobile phone use – the list of rules at a newly opened apartment building on the outskirts of Zurich is long.

11/03/2014 Kunsthaus Zürich stages Cindy Sherman retrospective

Kunsthaus Zürich stages Cindy Sherman retrospective From 6 June to 14 September 2014, the Kunsthaus Zürich will play host to a major retrospective featuring American artist Cindy Sherman (b. 1954).

11/03/2014 World Wide Web turns 25 years old

Some 25 years ago, Tim Berners-Lee paved the way for the World Wide Web at the CERN laboratory in Switzerland.

10/02/2014 Adolphe Sax, saxophone inventor, finally gets his due in Belgium

Adolphe Sax, saxophone inventor, finally gets his due in Belgium Adolphe Sax, who revolutionised jazz and blues with his invention of the saxophone, is finally getting the recognition he is due in his native...

16/12/2013 Swiss eye national anthem switch

Likened to a weather forecast crossed with a church hymn, Switzerland's national anthem could be binned in favour of a new version if...

23/12/2013 Swiss banks sign up to reveal hidden accounts as US deadline looms

Swiss banks are scrambling ahead of a December 31 deadline to decide whether to join a US programme aimed at zooming in on lenders that helped...

25/11/2013 Three resounding "Nos"

"Three resounding "Nos"" Swiss voters rejected three ballot initiatives at the polls on November 24, regarding a rise in the motorway fee, childcare tax benefits for...

 
 
 
 
 
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Residence and work permits in Switzerland

Residence and work permits in Switzerland

How to apply for a residency or work permit in Switzerland for you and your family.

How to rent and buy a house in Switzerland

How to rent and buy a house in Switzerland

Information about renting property and obtaining a mortgage in Switzerland.

Switzerland's healthcare system

Switzerland's healthcare system

Information about the Swiss healthcare system, health insurance, pharmacies and emergency numbers.

Banking in Switzerland

Banking in Switzerland

Explaining Swiss currency, banknotes, credit cards and bureaux de change.