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Behind the scenes in the Swiss air ambulance

Hundreds of thousands of accident victims have the Swiss air rescue service Rega to thank for their lives. This collection of photos shows Rega’s evolution since its infancy in 1952 and gives a rare behind-the-scenes look at Switzerland’s flying ambulance. Accidents on the road, in businesses, on remote farms or ...

Swiss bastion of traditional jazz turns 40

A new, tradition-bound jazz festival was launched in the Swiss capital, Bern, 40 years ago, adding to the popular jazz and avant-garde festivals on offer at the Montreux and Willisau. The International Jazz Festival Bern’s motto of “40 years hard swinging” harks to founder Hans Zurbrügg’s commitment to a purist ...

Swiss font legend Adrian Frutiger dies

The internationally renowned Bernese designer who created the famous Univers typeface passed away on September 12 in Bern at the age of 87. He was one of the few typographers whose worked with hot metal, photographic and digital typesetting during his long career. Besides his well-known Univers family of sans ...
Switzerland's Jungfrau Region: Interlaken and Swiss Military Secre...

Switzerland's Jungfrau Region: Interlaken and Swiss Military Secre...

Interlaken, among the Alps’ initial resorts, is a springboard that is useful alpine thrills. And, when the famous peaks get socked in by clouds, you can choose from some lowland that is interesting. In this city, four hay that is innocent-looking conceal a network of tunnels connecting several big guns ...

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