20 Minuten

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20 Minuten
(English: 20 Minutes)
20minuten logo.svg
Type Free daily newspaper
Format Tabloid
Owner(s) Express-Zeitung AG (jointly owned by Tamedia (majority holding) and Berner Zeitung (17.5%))
Founded 1999; 15 years ago (1999)
Language German
Headquarters Switzerland
Circulation 329,242 (2004)
Sister newspapers 20 minutes (French-language edition)
OCLC number 611676625
Website 20min.ch (in German)

20 Minuten (English: 20 Minutes) is a German-language free daily newspaper in Switzerland, published in tabloid format.

The newspaper was first published in 1999 by 20 Minuten Schweiz AG. The direct competitor metropol was available in Switzerland between 2000 and 2002.

Since 2005, the newspaper has been owned by Express-Zeitung AG, which is jointly owned by Tamedia (majority holding) and Berner Zeitung (17.5%).

In the German-speaking parts of Switzerland, specific editions are made for the regions of Basel, Bern, Lucerne, St. Gallen and Zurich.


It is distributed to commuters at over 150 train stations across the country. Since September 2004, the German-language edition has been the most widely read daily newspaper in Switzerland, surpassing Blick. The audited distribution in 2004 was 329,242 (WEMF AG) and it had a readership of an estimated 782,000.

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