Greetings in Switzerland - Bernese Mountain Dog

Greetings in Switzerland: how to say “Hello” in Swiss German

When spending a day in a Swiss city or while hiking in the Alps, you will realize that the Swiss have a peculiar custom of greeting one another...
July 13, 2019/by Dimitri Burkhard
Making Friends in Switzerland

5 ways to break the ice and make friends in Switzerland

Those moving to Switzerland often don't know what to expect. Swiss culture is quite closed and it takes a bit of time until the Swiss warm up...
July 9, 2019/by Fungai
Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola in Lugano, Switzerland

Why we’ll return to Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola in Lugano

It is a sunny spring day and we have just arrived at Villa Castagnola in Lugano. Our feelings are swooped by all that the Old World charm as we...
July 5, 2019/by Dimitri Burkhard
Frederik Maarsen - Director

Frederik Maarsen: Keep an eye on this young Swiss director!

You never know who you're sitting next to unless you talk to them. On New Year's Day, I happened to start a conversation with Frederik Maarsen...
July 1, 2019/by Christian
Lausanne Architecture

So we’ve explored the quirks and history of Lausanne

Lausanne feels special, even a bit whimsical, like something from a better time. Our tour guide points out some truly quirky sides to this hilly city.
June 27, 2019/by Samuel Miller
Pavillon Le Corbusier in Zürich

Modernist architecture and design at Pavillon Le Corbusier

Le Corbusier is best known for his architecture. But as a visit to the newly reopened Pavillon Le Corbusier shows, his output was hugely eclectic...
June 23, 2019/by Luc
Festi'Neuch 2019 - Patti Smith

My ode to Festi’Neuch, the first music festival this summer

This annual Neuchâtel music festival brought big talent to a not-too-big, much-loved town. Sophie Hunger, Bastian Baker, Sum 41, Midnight Oil...
June 19, 2019/by Bill Harby
Bubble Hotel in Thurgau, Switzerland

5 unique ways to try glamping in Switzerland (Sponsored)

Glamping offers the near comfort of a hotel while still providing much of that camping feeling. See the best places to try glamping in Switzerland.
June 14, 2019/by Christian
Switzerland Events for the Apollo 11 Anniversary

Swiss events for the 50th anniversary of the Apollo Mission

Experience this milestone at fun events and happenings around Switzerland. Bern will turn into Space City...
June 13, 2019/by Dimitri Burkhard
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