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.
School in Switzerland
One mother's experience of the public school system in Basel.
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...
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.
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...
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.
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:
GRILLED AUBERGINE AND COURGETTE COUSCOUS SALAD
A gorgeous sunny day demands a simple and beautiful salad that can be eaten outside, that's simple to put together and tastes amazing and refreshing.
10 Scenic Places to Roast Marshmallows in Switzerland
Are you looking for places to barbecue, grill and picnic in Switzerland? Switzerland is full of places with public fire pits where you can barbecue. Grilling outdoors is an amazing way to...
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.
The marriage of cultural and musical events with innovative gastronomy.
10 spots to swim with kids in Switzerland
Tanya Deans from Moms:Tots:Zurich tells us about her top 10 favorite spots to swim with kids in Switzerland. From lakes to indoor options, there's something for everyone.
The perfect recipe for summer...using local Swiss ingredients to create a classic dish!
Vantage at TEDxBasel
TEDxBasel 2016 is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At TEDxBasel, live speakers and TED Talks videos combined to spark deep...
For Karen, an American living in Switzerland, two differences in living conditions here and back home stand out: few people own their own houses and the public transport system is terrific.
Escape to Lake Greifensee, Switzerland
Summer is one of the most beautiful times of the year in Switzerland.
A fun day out with the kids
How to combine fun, education and hiking with the kids. The Bernese Oberland has the "Murmeli-Trail" (marmot) and the "Luchs-Trail" (lynx), both encouraging kids to discover these animals in their...
A Walk Along the Schanzengraben Zurich
Enjoy a walk in Zurich along the lake, from Bellevue to the Arboretum Park.
Selling at a flea market
How a simple visit to a flea market can become an adventure.
How Hiring a Nanny can go Wrong
The pressure of finding a nanny in a hurry can cloud your judgement and make the final decision and hiring process a messy affair.
In Search of Coffee and Ice Cream
Have you ever wondered where to go for coffee on a Sunday?
On Your Mountain Bike!
Have you ever noticed the number of cyclists whizzing through Swiss cities?
More Switzerland for Less Money!
Switzerland may be a beautiful country with lots of splendid scenery, attracting millions of tourists from all over the world, but it also has the reputation of being expensive.
The Swiss school system explained
The Swiss school system is not easy for outsiders to understand. A new book explains how it works, and author Margaret Oertig tells Hello Switzerland how she came to write it.
144 - Emergency
Like many other European countries, Switzerland has different numbers for its emergency services.
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...
Top 10 tips for a successful first date
Following this easy advice and you can be sure you'll get that all-important first date right.
Simply Theatre Academy
Simply Theatre Academy is a performing arts school for children and theatre production company for children and their families. The Academy runs courses and performances in Geneva and Zurich.
Summertime is pefect for champagne. If you still have some bubbly left over, Pfister recommends a few tips for household, and culinary, uses.
Summer living in the city sometimes means a small balcony, a rooftop terrace or even a beautiful courtyard.
August Offers a Buffet of Music in Basel
The jazz festival "Em Bebbi sy Jazz" has been held since 1984 on the first Friday after the Basel school summer holidays. Visit 31 venues (including open airs) and enjoy over 500 musicians.
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...
Cohesion in the family
The family as an unbeatable team – who wouldn't like that? Especially once the children are older. But is there a recipe for strengthening such team spirit? We spoke to one family that has mastered...
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...
Kunsthaus Zug resembles a treasure trove. Here, you will find unique, exhilarating, impressive, and mysterious works of art. It is a place where renowned and lesser-known works can be discovered.
Top venues for following the European Championship
Footballing wizardry, cold drinks, and a good atmosphere – public screenings are quite simply fun! We have found the top venues in Switzerland for watching the national team's matches, from Bern to...
Welcome to the adrenalin mecca
Are you looking for a bit of adventure? Then it's time to head to Interlaken - the top destination for adventure sports.
Alegria: Mother and Entrepreneur
One mother's story about being a new mother, handling her fifth international move and successfully running a new business.
The Dolce Vita lifestyle
Discover Ascona-Locarno - holidays for everyone. You can explore, be active, relax, and enjoy great food - whatever you like!
Behind the Scenes at Basel Zoo
Nestling in the heart of Basel is one of Switzerland's most visited attractions. Opened in 1874 Basel Zoo, known as Zolli, attracts over 1.7 million visitors a year.
The dragon and the saint
Spring is in the air! So what could be more beautiful than visiting a dragon and a saint in their lair?
Mürren - The best seat in the house
Looking for a piece of Heidi heaven this spring? Marina Moeller heads to the Bernese Oberland to explore Mürren's outdoor paradise complete with spas, hiking trails and zip lines.
The Rhine Falls
The Rhine Falls, near Schaffhausen, is one of the top sights among Switzerland's magnificent natural wonders. A visit to the Rhine Falls offers a unique experience. Get your voucher now!
Geneva - a perfect weekend break
Imagine ten experiences that will make Geneva stay in your heart forever. See why Geneva is one of the best-known cities in the world. Prepare your check-list!
Meet Ambassador David Moran
Growing up on diplomatic posts around the world, the UK's current ambassador to Switzerland and Lichtenstein, David Moran, discusses life abroad, similarities between the Swiss and British, and...
A tight knit crowd
Moving to Switzerland might be the perfect opportunity to explore a new hobby. To find out more, Indira Atluri Born introduces you to expats who have used Switzerland as a launchpad to discover...
Creativity and the gift of time
Building a career is challenging enough without moving to Switzerland. For some though, the expat life creates a unique opportunity to explore creative outlets and even launch a new career. For...
Interested in learning more about yoga? Looking for a class in English? Yoga teacher and writer Danielle Satya Parla discusses the benefits of a yoga practice and where you can practice your...
Winter getaways: a panoramic alpine spa
If you're looking for an alternative to winter sports or a change from the winter cold, how about spending a day in one of Switzerland's alpine wellness centres?
Tips for endurance training this winter
The air is cold and dry but endurance athletes still want to exercise. Dr Robert Bettschart, an airways specialist, explains why cold weather endurance training is more debilitating on the body and...