Swiss Whisky Overview

A Primer on Swiss Whisky

Think of Switzerland, and you surely don’t think of whisky. But like so many other things, just because the Swiss did not invent it doesn't mean...
St. Nicholas Tradition in Wil, Switzerland

How the Swiss St. Nicholas tradition works

While we have already covered one Swiss Samichlaus tradition, we would like to introduce you to a more historical way of celebrating Saint Nicholas...
Ribizli sweetertainment - Alexandra and Timi

Learning to Bake and Decorate Cakes in Zürich

I first came across Ribizli sweetertainment when doing research for our 2012 Gift Guide. The name sounded very catchy, so the amateur baker inside of me wanted to find out what this Zürich based start-up is all about...
The Peak - Matterhorn Time-Lapse Video

The Peak

This time-lapse video beautifully shows the kind of fascination which radiates from the Matterhorn. Swiss photographer/videographer Christian Mülhauser has captured "The Peak" between August and October 2012...
Swiss Foods You Cannot Miss

12 Swiss foods you definitely cannot miss

Few countries have grocery shops that can compete with Switzerland’s two top grocers: Coop and Migros. Their selection and display make it hard for...
New York City vs Bern by Christoph Simon - Breakfast

New York City vs. Bern, Switzerland

Christoph Simon is an award winning Swiss author with a big heart for New York City and Bern, Switzerland. His cartoon drawings put a big smile on my face…
Liricas Analas

Demystifying Romansh, Switzerland's fourth language

In Switzerland’s mountainous East, roughly 62’000 people speak Romansh. By comparison, this segment equals only 0.9 percent of the Swiss population...

Starbucks on Rails

It is no secret that the Swiss love coffee. And with some 5’000 km of rails, Switzerland has one of the most dense public transportation systems in the world. Hence, the collaboration among the Starbucks coffee chain and SBB seems like a match made in heaven...
Renting Skis in Switzerland

A Primer on Renting Skis in Switzerland

What are you going to do about the coming winter? The simple answer is: Renting skis and taking advantage of the snow. If you are unsure what...