Turicum Gin Lab Zürich

I mixed my own gin at the Turicum Gin Lab in Zürich

Switzerland, like much of the world, is caught in a gin craze. Hipster nonsense, you think? I beg to differ. At the Turicum Gin Lab in Zürich, I learned...
Swiss Restaurant Mark - Sternen

Why are so many Swiss restaurants called "Sternen"?

Sure, restaurant signs are a common thing around the world. But the historical background of such signs is slightly different here in Switzerland...
Muse Lin - Aquspi Creation

Muse Lin on what it's like to be a maker in Switzerland

Upon arriving in Basel, Muse wanted to find just the right idea for a Swiss souvenir that would catch on. Today, she is the proud owner of...
Swiss Air Lines Roundabout Kloten

Here are 25 unmistakable signs that you are turning Swiss

Some come to Switzerland for an au pair year. Others have an expat contract for several years. Whatever the duration, everyone has a breaking point...
The Old Town of Baden, Switzerland

Our blueprint for the perfect day trip to Baden

A benefit of living in a miniature country are the short distances. On an early autumn weekend, we went into discovery mode and visited Baden near Zürich...
Partnunsee Hike in Prättigau

Why we have a crush on those hiking trails in Prättigau

Partnunsee is a small lake that is tucked in between the steep limestone slopes of the Rätikon mountain range. If you imagine the shape of Switzerland...
Unspunnen Festival 2017

We found alphorns, flags and stones at Unspunnen Festival

It takes place only every twelve years: The Unspunnen Festival that hosts several traditional Swiss sports such as wrestling or stone throwing...

Our little guide on kayaking on the Thur and Rhine rivers

My better half is cleaning our kayak from all the spider webs. Because we're leaving everyday life behind as we paddle the Thur and Rhine rivers...
Swiss 20 franc bills

More things you'll never hear a Swiss person say

The Swiss have a healthy culture of debate, which is the foundation of a direct democracy. But there are some things you'll never hear a Swiss person say...