Ernst Buchmüller

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Ernst Buchmüller (born January 11, 1952 ) is a Swiss journalist and moderator .

Professional career

Ernst Buchmüller studied German , English and journalism at the University of Zurich from 1975 to 1981 . Since 1982 he has worked as a journalist and presenter for the Swiss radio station DRS 3 , since 1990 as host of the radio talk show Focus .

Buchmüller has also been working for Swiss television since 1987 , where he is in charge of various cultural programs as a presenter and editor. As an author and director, he created various documentaries for Swiss television and 3sat , in particular about Swiss writers. Buchmüller was also responsible for the Max Frisch retrospective now: max frisch .


For his Friedrich Dürrenmatt retrospective on 3sat, Ernst Buchmüller was awarded the Silver Cable and the Culture Prize of the Swiss Bank Corporation (today: UBS ). In 2008, Buchmüller received the RGB Prize from the Bern Foundation for Radio and Television for his documentary Do you speak Swiss .


Television documentaries

  • The Opera House Director
  • Jeremias Gotthelf : The idyll and the reality
  • Zoë Jenny : Literature as a home
  • Laure Wyss - A writing life
  • Robert Walser - a poet's life: Biel 1878 - Herisau 1956 (2003)
  • Zurich, the City of Paradise (2005)
  • Living with HIV - in Switzerland in 2006 (2006)
  • Do you speak Swiss? (2007)
  • Swissness - The new love for the old Swiss cross (2008)
  • On the move: public transport in Switzerland (2009)


  • Luis Bolliger, Ernst Buchmüller (eds.). play Dürrenmatt. A reading and picture book . Zurich: Diogenes, 1996. ISBN 978-3-257-06095-9

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