Greetings in Switzerland - Bernese Mountain Dog

Greetings in Switzerland: how to say "Hello" in Swiss German

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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...
Making Friends in Switzerland

5 ways to break the ice and make friends in Switzerland

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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...
Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola in Lugano, Switzerland

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

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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...
Frederik Maarsen - Director

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

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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...
Lausanne Architecture

So we've explored the quirks and history of Lausanne

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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.
Pavillon Le Corbusier in Zürich

Modernist architecture and design at Pavillon Le Corbusier

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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...
Festi'Neuch 2019 - Patti SmithBill Harby

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

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

5 unique ways to try glamping in Switzerland (Sponsored)

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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.
Switzerland Events for the Apollo 11 Anniversary

Swiss events for the 50th anniversary of the Apollo Mission

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Experience this milestone at fun events and happenings around Switzerland. Bern will turn into Space City...