17 more or less random facts about Switzerland

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How can a country without an official capital function? Is it thanks to all those Nobel Prize winners among us? Here are 17 facts...

We went out and about with the outdoor butler of St. Moritz

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Snowshoes firmly strapped to our feet, we reach the top of a hill overlooking Lake Sils. Urs Wiederkehr is Switzerland's outdoor butler, and he's showing...
Melchsee-Frutt Snowshoeing

Showshoeing in Melchsee-Frutt, a Winter Wonderland

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Sitting at 1920 m above sea and surrounded by 3000 m high peaks, Melchsee-Frutt is one of Switzerland's great plateaus...
Fondue eTukTuk in Zürch

Love cheese fondue? You'll get a kick out of the Fondue eTukTuk in Zürich!

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Ever wondered what it would be like to take a city tour while enjoying melted cheese and chilled white wine? Thomas Matter's eTukTuk taxis...
Valentine's Day

Are you single? Here are alternative Valentine’s Day activities in Zürich.

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If your love life could inspire Adele to write two albums, you are probably as excited as I am about Valentine’s Day. Here are some alternative ideas...
Lavaux Vineyards UNESCO World Heritage

15 Reasons to drop everything and go to Switzerland

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Switzerland has so much to offer beyond cheese and chocolate. Not that you would need 14 reasons to drop everything and go to Switzerland...
Typical Swiss Apartment

The Swiss don't talk about their salary (but they do talk about money)

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Did you know that a cup of coffee is 20 cents cheaper at Café Müller compared to Café Meier? What sounds absurd is a regular conversation topic...
Luzerner Fasnacht - Yodel Group

A Primer for the Luzerner Fasnacht Carnival

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Not many people have heard of Swiss carnival, or what is locally known as Fasnacht. I was only familiar with the Mardi Gras, but Luzerner Fasnacht...
Swiss Military Jacket

20 typical things about everyday life in the Swiss Army

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Rain or shine, a majority of Swiss men are out there at any given time, diligently carrying out their military service duties. The Swiss Army is...