Der Beobachter is published once a fortnight on Wednesdays and bills itself as a consumer and advice magazine. In addition to the magazine there is a Beobachter series on Swiss television. Founded in 1927, the magazine also addressed political problems right from the outset. In 1928 it criticised the death penalty in Switzerland and in 1939 it condemned the deportation of refugees who had entered the country illegally. Ringier Axel Springer Schweiz AG has been publishing Der Beobachter since 2007.

Political orientation Centre-left
Circulation 234,500 (2018)
Frequency of publication several times a month
Visits 500.000 – 1.000.000
Online payment model Content partially fee-based
Location Zurich, Switzerland
Publisher Ringier Axel Springer Schweiz AG
Area of distribution Nationwide
Established 1926
Address Flurstrasse 55, 8048 Zürich
Phone 0041 58 269 21 21
Twitter @BeobachterRat