Lake Unterer Katzensee near ZurichWikimedia Commons

Splash! Here are 8 lakes near Zurich for wild swimming

We often get the question: are there any lakes near Zurich? And if so, which lakes are nearby? Here are eight lakes near Zurich for wild swimming...
Brienz Rothorn Bahn during Summer

10 Swiss mountain railway lines for your bucket list

With 52 mountain railway lines, anyone can reach the high peaks of the Swiss alps. Here are my favorite lines, from cogwheel trains to funiculars.
Ferien im Baudenkmal - Historic Vacation Homes in Switzerland

What it's like to vacation in a historic Swiss building

The ancient door creaks and my feet are freezing as I tiptoe down the stone stairs to retrieve wood. I'm staying in a historic Swiss building...

Cable cars in Switzerland to ride in your lifetime

Just a fraction of Swiss mountains are accessible to people like you and me. Yet thanks to no less than 251 cable cars, all of us can climb them.
Restaurant Fluhalp in Zermatt

A foodie's guide to mountain restaurants in Zermatt

Some refer to Zermatt as the lunch capital of the Alps. Others consider it as a resort reserved for foodies. They are both right!
Alpe Prou in Valle OnsernoneSwitzerland Tourism/ Meniconzi

A dozen ways to travel the world in Ticino, Switzerland

I hope that my cheeky guide will inspire you to visit Ticino. There, you could easily find yourself in Hawai'i, Yosemite or even Machu Picchu...
Saype "Beyond Crisis" Painting in Leysin, Switzerland

About artist Saype who's painting the Swiss landscape

If you were a bird, you'd never miss his art. Saype's larger-than-life paintings are taking the world by storm, and here's a portrait of the artist.
Swiss Flag Tossing Competition - Jodlerfest Lachen

17 interesting facts about the Swiss flag

Let's "square" away the most interesting fact about the Swiss flag: it's the only national flag that's square instead of rectangular!
Zurich Tourism Map 2019

A map of Zurich and helpful tips to get around

Reading a map allows one to wander around a city in the mind. For Zurich maps, look no further: here is a downloadable PDF map plus many special maps.