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5 fun ways to enjoy Swiss National Day

The United States have the Fourth of July. The French have Bastille Day on July 14. And the Swiss celebrate their national holiday on August 1...
Zueri Faescht 2013

Züri Fäscht 2013: An Unmissable Summer Event

Once every three years, Zürich is hosting a gigantic party. The best news? Everyone is invited, and it’s free!
Riesling Week 2013

Riesling Week is Coming to Switzerland

Satirist Viktor Giacobbo’s mockumentary Der Grosse Kanton is now playing across German speaking Switzerland. The film asks prominent politicians...

Impressions from the Street Parade 2012

Last Saturday was a gorgeous summer day - perfect for the Street Parade! Walking carefully on broken glass from beer bottles, I tried to capture Swiss street fashion for all ages...
Locarno Film Festival

Glamour, Films and la Dolce Vita in Locarno

According to the Locarno Film Festival’s artistic director, this year’s festival is dedicated to “discoveries, young film makers and first features“...
Jodlerfest Lachen 2012

A candid look at the Swiss yodeling festival in Lachen

The yodeling festival in the historic town of Lachen attracts some 2000 contenders from the cantons of central Switzerland. From alphorns to flag spinning...

Unexpected Notes from the Montreux Jazz Festival

I imagined a jazz festival with deep bass strings humming, whisker like drum sticks scratching jazz beats, and husky divas or melancholic trumpets vibrating our sorrow, like Sarah Vaughan’s or John Coltrane’s. All that jazz. I guess I was too orthodox or retro...

Hear the Gossip at Caribana Festival!

The French speaking region of Switzerland truly comes into its own during the summer months with a plethora of fantastic festivals to choose from. This week, get your dancing shoes on for the 22nd edition of the Caribana Festival...

Bright as Nyon Light - Unmissable Things to Do

If you’re an expat in Switzerland and you love documentaries, Tintin, music and ice-cream, you should plan a visit to the pretty lakeside town of Nyon – located in Canton Vaud and only 25 km north-east of Geneva. Known throughout the Suisse romande as the “City of Festivals”...