Rütlischiessen - Jakob Christen

8 unique traditions you'll not find outside of Switzerland

While the Swiss are proud of their export wonders, some might argue that they prefer keeping the best traditions to themselves. Here are eight unique...
Geneva - l'Escalade Parade - Copyright Luc Buscarlet

The Escalade Festival is Geneva's Independence Day

Each December, Geneva's residents celebrate the traditional Escalade Festival. But what is this historic festival all about? The holiday is dedicated to...
Zurich Film Festival

11 reasons to visit the Zurich Film Festival

A selfie with Dev Patel? It may be possible at the Zurich Film Festival, now a major industry event. The 11th anniversary awaits with an impressive...
Montreux Jazz Festival 2015 - vincentbailly

How I Fell in Love with the Montreux Jazz Festival...

The Montreux Jazz Festival has been on my musical bucket list for years. For me, it has always been this magical event...
Street Food Festival in Zürich (May 2015) - Sugar Sugar Sugar

Eating our Way through the 3rd Zürich Street Food Festival

Away from the hustle and bustle of the city, the third Zürich Street Food Festival is taking place. We follow the finger lickin' signs to an ice-rink...
Medieval Festival Hinwil - Mittelalterspektakel

Impressions from the Medieval Festival in Hinwil

Less than 10 km from the historic Ritterhaus castle in Bubikon, real knights put up their tents for the Swiss Medieval Fair. Most visitors are dressed up...
Food Truck Fête Lausanne

Bill's Guide to the Food Truck Fête in Lausanne

On Thursday, Lausanne hosted savory-smelling food trucks. You did not need a passport to sample Argentine empanadas, Japanese gyoza...
International Balloon Festival 2015 - Chateaux d'Oex

Impressions from the International Balloon Festival

Château-d'Oex is a village with a significant story to tell. I was there during the International Balloon Festival, witnessing pilots work diligently...