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.
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...
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...
New year's revolution
It's winter. One of the best times of year – with snowmen, hot cocoa and mountain retreats, Switzerland is the ultimate winter wonderland. Despite all this, we know it's cold … we know it's gray....
Tips for setting NY resolutions
The journey toward creating attainable New Year's resolutions should be filled with pleasure. Author Rosette Poletti sits down with Hello Switzerland to discuss tips for setting goals for 2016.
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.
Education: Is money bad for your character?
Research tells us that it is important for children to take on financial responsibilities; one franc in weekly pocket money per school grade is enough; and shopping makes us happy – even when we...
Switzerland's Mountain Magic
Whether you're looking for a romantic getaway, a family vacation or to simply relax, Adelboden has something to offer everyone. So get inspired and experience the Bernese Oberland at its best.
Thanksgiving leftovers with a twist
Are your Thanksgiving leftovers in need of a makeover? Then check out Dale Margison's recipe for a yummy turkey and cranberry pie.
Lebanese-born Rania has spent stints in and out of Switzerland since she was a child fleeing the civil war. Today, the engineer and part-time yoga teacher is balancing life in Lausanne with her...
Running - what does it mean to you?
As we get towards the end of 2015 people start to think about their goals for the next year and the dreaded “New Year Resolutions”. Get a kickstart on getting fit and ready for 2016 by getting out...
Easy access to Swiss ski resorts
Looking to get outside and explore Switzerland this winter? Hello Switzerland has a list of top winter destinations from big cities that will help you avoid using your car on icy roads and in...
Happy integration for solo expats
Setting up a new home abroad is never easy, especially when you are flying solo. Marina Moeller sits down with Positive Psychologist Kristen Truempy to discuss how to make the lone adventure more...
The House Of My Dreams
A friend of mine and her husband had just bought a house in Switzerland, and she wanted me to share their happiness. Until that moment I had never been in Switzerland. I did visit Italy, France and...
As shopping season kicks into high gear, Danielle Satya Parla visits Meghan Howard's pottery studio for some inspiration.
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.