Swiss Stories

The story of Geneva's Jet d'Eau

Symbol of the international city, Geneva's Jet d'Eau is admired every year by tourists from all over the world. Here is the story of its birth and its transformations.

Heidi: In the footsteps of a Swiss myth

Heidi is Switzerland's most famous child: the novel by Johanna Spyri has been translated into 70 languages and has inspired over 15 film adaptations.

Allegra! A look at Romansh, Switzerland's fourth language

Romansh is the fourth national language. Spoken almost exclusively in the canton of Graubünden, Romansh is part of the Swiss identity and has official language status.

A sparkling metallic-grey shard of rock crystal in the heart of the Alps

At an altitude of 2,883 metres and nestled among the glaciers and imposing peaks of the Valais Alps, the new Monte Rosa mountain refuge rises from the icy landscape like a giant sparkling shard of rock crystal.

Solar Impulse – Around the world in a solar-powered aircraft

Solar Impulse has brought the dream of flying over long distances without the need for fossil fuel a step closer to reality.

The New Rail Link through the Alps (NRLA) serving Europe

This enormous undertaking comprises three rail tunnels, including the Gotthard Base Tunnel – at 57.1 km, the world's longest railway tunnel.