Up, up and away
Rashida Santiago Rahim is here for you with the International Hot Air Balloon Festival to help you rise above the clouds.
Grape Harvest Festival
Mark your calendars for 28-30 September 2018 when Neuchâtel marks the annual grape harvest with this can't miss event.
Discover the 12 wonders of Switzerland
Any site on the UNESCO World heritage list will show you a breathtaking side of Switzerland, as each and every one has a spectacular story to tell.
Get to know Switzerland like the Swiss do
With 61 great excursion tips and 72 fabulous hotel deals, this booklet from Coop and Switzerland Tourism is your ticket to discovering Switzerland like the Swiss do.
Welcome to the wilderness!
Are you looking for the perfect way to start an incredible summer? Then an e-mountain bike tour in pristine nature is just the thing! This four day round trip around the Swiss National Park is a...
Grand Tour of Switzerland
See the sunrise on the Matterhorn once in your life. Stroll through the vineyards and the historic wine-growing villages of the Lavaux region, or conquer the cobble-stoned Tremola road on the south...
Castles on the Grand Tour
If you always wanted to see the castles of Switzerland this is your big chance. The Grand Tour takes you to these important historical buildings and in this article you can find out which routes...
Walking through Switzerland on St. Jacob Way
The morning is quiet except for the tinkle of cow bells that I can hear outside the bedroom window. Well it's not actually my bedroom but rather one of the rooms that belong to a large farm house...
Executive Coach Margo McClimans settles in Zürich
The name says it all: for her company "Coaching Without Borders", founder Margo McClimans travels the world. In this video portrait, she explains why Zurich is the ideal base and how Helvetia...
Exciting ways to spend the Swiss national holiday
Get ready to take part in the longstanding celebration complete with fireworks and live music performances around the country.
The Hello Switzerland Festival Guide
The definitive guide to Swiss music festivals for every type of music lover or party animal. Or find family friendly music events all over Switzerland! Which ones do you love most?
Discover Switzerland with your Pets
The Swiss could be seen as a nation of animal-lovers – but there are strict guidelines for owning a pet.
The Rolling Bartender
Each day, Victor Costa covers 6,000 vertical metres with the après-ski train. Every day, he travels from his new home in Andermatt, Uri over the Oberalp Pass to Disentis, Graubünden and back, twice...
The best openair cinemas in Switzerland
Bonviva presents the best open-air cinemas in Switzerland – there's something for everyone!
Family Outings in Switzerland
Sunshine and long summer days – now we can really enjoy our leisure time with the family. It's great that there are so many options for family outings.
Easter holiday in Graubünden
Graubünden has all the ingredients for your perfect short holiday over the Easter weekend — sunny terraces, cosy mountain lodges, spring skiing, wellness and spas at many hotels.
Guide to Geneva for newcomers
Do you need inspiration for a day out in Geneva? Read these insider tips, spend some quality time in the beautiful lake city and uncover the eclectic aspects for the artistic, the art-fan, the...
Cliché gifts for your valentine: common pitfalls
Showing your partner that you care on a daily basis is an important factor in building and maintaining a happy relationship every daysof the year. This has little to do with material gifts. Like...
The complete guide to skiing in Switzerland
This detailed guide to Swiss ski resorts provides links to opening times, pass prices, and special offers at over 50 resorts across 9 regions!
9 top ideas for ski-shy folks
They say it's a rare breed of locals in the Romandie who eschew ‘the ski'. So just what can you do here in winter if you don't ski or snowboard? Writer P.K. Read investigates the options.
With the sweet smell of roasting chestnuts wafting through the air and mulled wine stands popping up, the Christmas season is here. For those new to Switzerland or simply looking to discover hidden...
New Oettinger Davidoff headquarters
Read about the re-opening of the new headquarters in Basel by the famous Swiss sigar company Oettinger Davidoff.
Off the beaten track: Hidden Christmas markets
Switzerland offers a variety of Christmas markets throughout the festive season all over the country, including off the beaten track. When you visit a small village, you can experience authentic...
Top Christmas markets in Switzerland
Switzerland offers a variety of Christmas markets throughout the festive season. Grab a glass of mulled wine and check out our guide to the top markets throughout the country.
Traditional Christmas Markets
Swiss Christmas Markets offer a festive way to celebrate the Yuletide season. Here is a round up of the Hello Switzerland's team favorite Swiss Christmas Markets around Switzerland. Which one do...
Thanksgiving feasts throughout Switzerland
It's turkey time again! But if you're not up for spending hours in the kitchen roasting a turkey, baking a pumpkin pie or whipping up a side of mashed potatoes, then you're in luck. Restaurants and...
Autumn in Switzerland
Whether you call it autumn or fall, the months leading up to winter are a magical time to explore.
The foodie guide to Zurich
This guide is an excellent overview of the booming restaurant scene in Zurich, from dumplings to Texas BBQ via Vegan. Both visitors and permanent residents of Zurich will find new and exciting...
Top tips for flying with kids
Dread flying with kids? A few expert tips can help you get to your destination with your wits still intact.
The best New Years Eve parties in Switzerland
Are you in Switzerland for New Year's Eve? Looking to celebrate the night over a cozy dinner or dance the night away? Then check out our list of top events from around the country for a night you...
Multilingualism: an overlooked gift
Speaking two languages can have more advantages than you thought.
The author of this article, Jessica Beard, 16, tells us more.
A beginners guide to Swiss Fondue
Fondue is perfect for the colder months. Fondue is beloved by the Swiss, and often, each region boasts its own special recipe variations.
Your perfect weekend getaway in the Canton of Vaud
We've put a series of activities together for you, both for all tastes and all weather conditions. Whether you prefer cultural discoveries, wandering medieval cities, hiking mountain summits,...
Top Swiss Oktoberfest festivities
Grab your Dirndl or Lederhosen and head to one of Switzerland's top Oktoberfest beer tents. Experience this traditional folk festival in Switzerland.
The devil's playground
From white-water rafting to snowshoeing, Anitra Green shares some insider tips for Les Diablerets.
Autumn walks with kids in Switzerland
Tanya Deans of Moms:Tots:Zurich gives a guide to her family's favorite autumn hiking routes in Switzerland
Interior design for small apartments
Living in Switzerland is often a dream come true for many people. But adjusting to the limited living space often requires some flexibility.
Water, what else?
This guide to beverages will make you think twice the next time you are thirsty.
Stuff expats don't talk about
You would think most expats plan a move abroad in detail. My family didn't.
Guided Factory Tour
Did you know the pretty Bernese town of Langenthal is a world leader in design products? Experience the fascinating power of creativity and craftsmanship on this unique tour in English.
Hiking with kids in Switzerland
Hooray for Switzerland for making hiking so easy. The trails are well-marked and well-maintained. Cable cars swoop you to the top, where you get maximum views for the least effort.
Swiss nature parks
Switzerland has no less than 18 nature parks scattered all over the country.
Managing transitions: The secret to thriving in Switzerland
From Cincinnati to Basel, from a farm boy to international leadership guru, George Kohlreiser shares his wisdom on how to manage international transitions and thrive in your new home.
Top 10 spots to go swimming
In summertime, when the mercury rises to the top of the thermometer, the best place to cool down is in one of the many rivers, lakes, swimming holes and water parks. Here are some of Hello...
Hotel Chesa Rosatsch: Home of Food
Explore Celerina, in the Upper Engadin region of Switzerland. You just may never come home after spending a week exploring the beautiful region.
Summer Time in Schwyz
Feel the fire of freedom in the region of Schwyz this summer. Whether you wish to quench your thirst, get down with nature or are looking to create some memorable family moments – the central...
The herb garden is blooming
The Swiss interior design expert Pfister gives tips to create the perfect herb garden on your available outdoor space.
Outdoor lighting for the summer
Your balcony or terrace will be perfect summer this summer with these tips from the Swiss interior design expert Pfister.
Between balcony and living room
Enjoy a lazy spring! Here are some tips for those warm but still a bit chilly days on which you really want to be outside.
Journey with Pfister through Pakistan
At the end of October 2016, our buyers were on a shopping roundtrip in Turkey, Iran and Pakistan. In all three countries, a lot of work is being dedicated to the development of new products and the...