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...
Grape Harvest Festival
Mark your calendars for 27-29 September 2019 when Neuchâtel marks the annual grape harvest with this can't miss event.
Spectacular Hiking Trails
Gear up and let the hiking season begin! Take in the fresh air and marvel at Switzerland's stunning hiking network. Read more about our top picks, 3 spectacular long distance trails to suit...
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?
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.
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...
Basel Urban Art
Discover Basel's impressive street art in style.
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.
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.
Online shopping in Switzerland
International online purchases can be subject to surprisingly high customs duties and import/VAT taxes, due on delivery in Switzerland. Here's what we like and how to not get caught out.
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.
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...
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!
China to Switzerland - a family adventure
Packimpex relocated Bin Fu and her family from China to Switzerland three years ago. Bin shares the story of their adventure with Hello Switzerland.
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...
Hidden gem of Engadin
From cross-country skiing to snowshoeing, Marina Moeller discovers that Sils Maria is a winter playground for all.
A twist on the Swiss kitchen
Chef Sue Style is here with some ideas to spruce up your autumn and winter menu. Bon appetit!
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...
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.
Winter outings in Schwyz
Looking for a winter wonderland at your doorstep? Check out the region of Schwyz for your next snowy getaway.
Volunteer in Switzerland
For newcomers and long-time residents alike, volunteering is a way to get involved with inspiring causes and to connect yourself with a like-minded community.
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...
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...
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 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.
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...
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.
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...
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 best openair cinemas in Switzerland
Bonviva presents the best open-air cinemas in Switzerland – there's something for everyone!
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...
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.
New Oettinger Davidoff headquarters
Read about the re-opening of the new headquarters in Basel by the famous Swiss sigar company Oettinger Davidoff.
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.
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,...
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.
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.