Apartment living: the Swiss way of life
Most of us English-speaking expats lived in houses with gardens back home in the States, Canada, the UK, Australia or New Zealand. Most of us are living in apartments, with balconies, here in...
Snowshoeing the Night Away
Exactly one year ago, a friend and I – frustrated by the rainy winter season in Geneva, which didn't allow us to enjoy our usual post-work cycling activities – decided to take matters into our own...
Single? How to start enjoying Christmas
Whereas most people look forward to and love Christmas and the holidays, I know for a fact that many singles dread Christmas. Here are 6 tips to start enjoying Christmas.
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...
A beginner's 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.
Capuns with mountain views
Graubünden offers the best ingredients for top-class cuisine - plenty of local delicacies and chefs of the highest calibre. Our specialities spring from our connection with nature and creative ideas.
Hiking to the most Beautiful Swiss Film Locations
Countless movie classics have been shot in Switzerland: from Alpine Fire to recent productions such as Tandoori Love, Grüninger's Fall, and Star Wars.
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
Top 5 tips to learning any language
The beauty that comes with Switzerland sometimes becomes a little difficult to fully enjoy and experiences without the local language. But you can learn! Here are my five top tips to get you started:
Integration works better in a team
Sport makes you happy, keeps you fit and promotes team spirit. Many famous Swiss sports teams are an example of how integration can succeed. And smaller sports clubs also focus on cultural...
You don't have to be a chocoholic to enjoy the Maison Cailler. Offering an official tour with curious bits of history, geography, manufacturing and theatrical presentations…There's something new to...
La dolce vita
Sometimes in life you just want it all. Blue water. Awe-inspiring hiking trails. A nice bottle of wine. Luckily, Switzerland's answer to the perfect holiday is nestled in the south — Ticino. Ashley...
A plate a day
Adapting to Switzerland's health conscious and active lifestyle isn't always easy. Natalia Hedges recalls her introduction to Swiss- German cuisine, table manners and discovering that there is more...
A cultural explosion in Emmental
Looking for a bit of Swiss culture? Then it's time to head to Emmental to explore the world of Kambly — Switzerland's most popular premium biscuit brand — and to see how Switzerland's legendary...
Top speed through the alps
To discover speedier railway travel, Anitra Green takes a peek behind Switzerland's CHF 11.2 billion New Rail Link through the Alps.
Unforgettable football get-togethers
Get behind the Swiss national team with your friends: We give you some tips for unforgettable football get-togethers – indoors, on your terrace or in the garden. From the basics for an enjoyable...
Alegria: Mother and Entrepreneur
One mother's story about being a new mother, handling her fifth international move and successfully running a new business.
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 Dolce Vita lifestyle
Discover Ascona-Locarno - holidays for everyone. You can explore, be active, relax, and enjoy great food - whatever you like!
The best Swiss museums and galleries
Swiss museums and art galleries feature some of world's best art shows. This is your guide to this season's art scene in Switzerland.
Zurich's burning snowman
Will it be a hot summer? Every April locals take to the streets of Zurich and set a snowman on fire to find out. The tradition is called Sechseläuten - here's more.
Having a rail of a time
With one foot in the UK and another in Switzerland, dual citizen Natalia Hedges pens a witty juxtaposition on train systems and a cautionary tale of the hazards of candy.
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.
From buckeyes to Newly Swissed
What's it like returning home? Ashley Roque sits down with Newly Swissed Founder Dimitri Burkhard to share a pizza and learn about his inspiration for covering the quirky aspects of Switzerland.
Grape Harvest Festival
Mark your calendars for 25-27 September when Neuchâtel marks the annual grape harvest with this can't miss event.
You arrive in Switzerland, full of enthusiasm to integrate into the new culture. But a couple of years on you're still hanging out with expats. It's the so-called "parallel society."
Succeeding as an accompanying partner
Moving to a new country is never easy, especially when you're moving abroad for your partner's career. Make integrating into Swiss culture a bit easier with advice from a professional business coach.
Meet Richard Spooner
In late 2008, UK drummer Richard and his Swiss wife moved to Switzerland for the birth of their first child. After years struggling to find his niche in the Swiss music scene, Richard has carved...
Switzerland through the lens
Hungry for a new hobby and a glimpse of Swiss culture? Ashley Roque heads to the Devil's Bridge for a photography excursion with a husband and wife team.
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.
Test your swiss savvy with politbox
SwissInfo's new politbox app is a compelling quiz game about Switzerland. From humour to humanitarian Switzerland, the fun quiz rounds will amuse, surprise and amaze you. In English and completely...
Old masters and newcomers
An unrivalled concentration of museums, the most important art fair in the world, internationally acclaimed architecture and creative hot spots: Basel is an unalloyed joy for culture aficionados.
A story of four different allotments reflecting four different lifestyles.
Meet Doris & Alex
One year ago Doris and Alex packed their things in Austria and drove to Switzerland, but the move turned out to be more difficult than first thought.
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?
Helvetiq - a unique Swiss game
Applying for Swiss nationality isn't easy. It inspired Helvetiq, a best-selling game about Switzerland. We met its creator Hadi Barkat to find out how facts and figures can be so much fun.
Do not fall asleep at the table in Switzerland
Ben from the popular blog LondonZurich.com speaks of wine and notes an important cultural difference between Switzerland and the UK!
Absinthe comes of age
Gaudentia Persoz, the first woman to make absinthe legally in Switzerland, talks to writer P.K. Read about her own experience at her family's distillery.
In the nine years since Diccon Bewes landed in Switzerland, he has established a writing career now steeped in accolades, winning the Financial Times Book of the Year and garnering praise from...
30 Years of Circus Monti - Bonjour la vie
Join the Hello Switzerland team and other readers for a night at Circus Monti, Switzerland's most innovative circus! 2 September in Zurich and 16 October in Bern.
Devakrishna Marco Giollo
Devakrishna Marco Giollo is an award-winning Swiss contemporary artist. He works in his two ateliers in Schönenbuch, Basel and Magadino, Ticino. His work has taken him all around the world with...
SWISS FASHION HITS THE INTERNATIONAL CATWALK
You may not have heard of them on the runways just yet, but as Tsitaliya Mircheva reports, Swiss designers have made a real impact at London and Paris Fashion weeks.
THE INSIDE VIEW WITH ROGER BONNER
Roger Bonner is a writer from Basel with cult status in Switzerland, whose incisive anecdotes on local culture in our HELLO SWITZERLAND magazines and in his book Swiss Me (Bergli Books) have...
Significantly more people work than live in the town of Zug, according to Swiss statistics – that's a lot of weekday lunches. Yet ask any of those workers about their lunchtime habits and most will...
Zurich's dive bars
Swimming pools and lidos may be in plentiful supply in Zurich, however, as Jennifer Davies finds out, in some waterside venues the best time to visit is after sunset.
LAUSANNE'S NEW OLYMPIC MUSEUM
Most first-time visitors to Lausanne know that it is home to the International Olympic Committee (IOC). Yet, as Caroline Thonger reveals, the city also now boasts the stunning revamped Olympic Museum.
Buenos Aires-born and Zurich-based Alfredo Häberli is Switzerland's most prolific furniture, product and interior designer. Fresh from his last project, the award-winning 25hours Design Hotel in...
Basel's biggest crowd pullers - Win tickets!
Kate Orson throws the spotlight on the top two annual events which take place in June and July in Basel, known as Switzerland's most culturally diverse city.
The Gotthard Base Tunnel
When construction is completed, the Gotthard Base Tunnel in Switzerland will be the longest rail tunnel in the world. It will significantly shorten travel times between northern and southern...
"Too Much Harmony Can Be Damaging"
Ottmar Hitzfeld is one of the most successful club trainers worldwide and trainer of the Swiss national team since 2008. He talks about preparations for the World Cup in Brazil, tough opponents,...