Switzerland, a wealthy Alpine state in Central Europe, was founded in 1291 and has four official languages. Its system of government is based on direct democracy and a tradition of political and military neutrality.
The country joined the United Nations in 2002. Geneva is the seat of the European headquarters of the UN and many other inter-governmental and international non-governmental organizations. Here you can find an automatic compilation of all DW content referring to Switzerland.
The Winter Youth Olympic Games are currently taking place in Lausanne, Switzerland. Similar to the Olympic Games, the youth games highlight the sporting performance of individuals between the ages of 15 and 18. This year young people from about 70 different nations are competing. But it's a lot more than bringing home the gold as Natalie Carney reports.
A court has ruled in favor of climate activists who stormed a Credit Suisse branch in protest over fossil fuel investments. The verdict comes with tennis star Roger Federer under fire for his sponsorship with the bank.
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On the last Saturday in October every year, the Swiss village of Bonvillars holds the country's main truffle market, attracting thousands of visitors. A must for all foodies, and a chance buy and savour this delicacy. Michaela Vieser joined the crowds to find out more.
Climate change is causing glaciers to melt at much faster rates than in the past. That could mean trouble for Switzerland, which has more glaciers than any other European country and gets more than half of its power from hydroelectric dams.