Geneva walks and hikes - Go big in the country
If you've come from a larger country to Switzerland one of the surprises of this diminutive nation is that you can swap the city for the countryside in a matter of minutes – and Geneva is no...
A town for real connoisseurs
Do you love picturesque places which have kept their authentic charm and remain untouched by swarms of tourists? Zug is a wonderful small town in the heart of Switzerland by the edge of a blue lake.
First impressions count
Is love is in the air? Matchmaker Trea Tijmens is here to reveal her favorite venues for wining and dining in the beautiful city of Bern.
Because his wife received an irresistable job offer, Girish Pawaskar moved with his family from India to Zug. We caught up with Girish to find out what it's like for an Indian moving to Switzerland.
Discover Crans Montana
Hello Switzerland correspondent Michael Gfeller had a chance to get the inside view of Crans Montana, the beautiful well-known ski resort in the Valais. He reports back.
Adventures in entrepreneurism
Salaries in Switzerland are some of the highest in the world and unemployment is low. Yet expats relocating to Switzerland are not always guaranteed a suitable job. Neil Parmenter, a British expat,...
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.
Winter in Saint Cergue
High above Nyon in the Jura mountains, St. Cergue offers vistas of the Alps and plenty to do. Our Romandie editor headed off to the sun for skiing, snowshoeing and sledging!
Lausanne under cover
Catherine Nelson Pollard presents some options to keep you and your family amused in the Lausanne area on cold winter days.
What are the best ski resorts in Switzerland? Find the answers with Credit Suisse's exclusive guide to the top five Swiss ski destinations you simply can't miss.
Dreaming of a dry Christmas
As we drove out of Basel to Kandersteg on Christmas Eve in a car crammed with luggage, presents and a turkey, we were doubly excited because this would be our first Christmas in the little chalet...
Homemade Mulled Wine in 3 Easy Steps
A hot mug of mulled wine (Glühwein or vin chaud) is the perfect thing to warm you up at the Christmas market. But it is also simple to make at home and a festive way to entertain friends.
How to survive Christmas
The impending approach of Christmas can make trying to accomplish all holiday duties feel overwhelming. Life coach Désirée A. Steinmann suggests a few ways to keep calm over the yuletide.
Worldwide Christmas dinners
From Switzerland and Sweden, here are some great ideas for a delicious dinner to enjoy with your families and friends.
Make the perfect pumpkin puree
Nothing tastes like winter more than pumpkin, and the options for yummy pumpkin recipes are limitless. Now, even in Switzerland, you can make them right at home.
Romandie International Schools: Summer Camps
Summer camps have long been a tradition in Switzerland: place the children in a safe environment where they can indulge in all sorts of supervised but exciting outdoor sports.
Enjoying fondue like the Swiss
You may have noticed that the Swiss eat a lot of fondue. Elsewhere, it may be something of a retro cliché harking back to the 1970s fondue craze, but in Switzerland it's a common, convivial dish...
Prague, the golden city
It's difficult to know where to start as there's so much to see – Wenceslas Square with its wide elegant avenue towards the Old Town Square, the fascinating little streets and squares, the old...
The business of the beautiful game
For Gianni Infantino, the best football match he ever saw on an emotional level was the semifinal of the World Cup between Italy and Germany in 2006. For pure skills, it was the Champions League...
The final tally
How much do the Swiss have left in their wallet after life's major and minor expenses? Assets, inheritance and disposable income at a glance.
Friday 21 March is Museums Night in Bern. For this special event the museums have entertainers, special exhibits and lots of delicious food, making it a perfect time to visit your favorite museums...
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...
Gourmet strolls through the Suisse Romande
An excellent summer event for families and individuals. Learn about and enjoy local drinks and cuisine while walking through the countryside.
Alain de Botton
With bestsellers in 30 countries, Zurich-born Alain de Botton is a prolific writer and TV presenter on the 'philosophy of everyday life'. So how did his childhood in Zurich impact on his career?...
Lucerne to go
From Mark Twain to your average day tripper, Lucerne's always been high on Switzerland's visitor hit list. On a nice day you can't go wrong with a lake cruise or stroll through the old town, but,...
Ticino, with its mediterranean feel, is a unique corner of Switzerland with many stories to tell. If you take the time to explore, you will find inspirational people and events around every corner.
DISCOVER SWITZERLAND FROM UP HIGH
Hot air balloons, paragliding, extreme cable-cars, spectacular Alpine trains and sweeping Swiss winds. Plus WIN PRIZES in our great competition!
Did you know: Decanting
Most people associate decanting with old or very expensive wines, but decanting actually benefits almost all wines. Here's a quick guide.
The ways of wine
Swiss wine has come into its own in recent years with local growers and vineyards winning global accolades for their wares. Discover Swiss wine culture and unbridle your inner Bacchus.
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.
Language acquisition in school children
The International School of Ticino recognizes the importance of play and social interaction for language learners. We create a fun and effective learning environment for our students.
Living the high life
With Basel's temperate climate there's outdoor eating and drinking options aplenty, and the city's rooftop haunts are the perfect place to see out the summer. Basel Editor Kate Orson gives us some...
Susan Mashibe's jet logistics business has taken off and been able to expand abroad as a result of mentoring provided by Credit Suisse. Here she talks about her exceptional journey as an...
An elephantine task
Sipho Mabona, an origami artist from Lucerne, has captured the imagination of people around the world by folding a life-sized elephant from a single giant sheet of paper.
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.
Christoph Schwegler is the new face of Zurich's wine producers. He arrived at Rheinau's monastic, Mövenpick-owned Staatskellerei six years ago and has turned its fortunes around.
First Swiss festival season
One from the German side, one from the French. One a cozy local festival and the other, one of the largest open airs in Switzerland. The Gurten and Paléo festivals complement each other nicely.
A rebel who loves peace - read the interview with Switzerland-based meditation/life coach and author Mahima Klinge.
Zurich hosts Europe's top athletes
With an estimated 25,000 spectators per day, the European Athletics Championships Zurich 2014 will be the biggest meet in Switzerland this year.
Holmes Place - 5 Lifestyle Clubs in Switzerland
Our lifestyle clubs offer members a unique service including health and nutrition advice, personalised fitness programmes and relaxation in the wellness and spa facilities.
IMI University Centre Switzerland
One of Switzerland's finest Hospitality and Management schools, IMI University Centre in Luzern offers programmes in Hotel, Tourism, Events, Culinary and Business Management.
Languages are often referred to as the key to a culture, which raises the question of how international schools can cater for the needs of an increasingly mobile, multinational and interconnected...
Introducing Booster Pilates
Booster Pilates in Zurich is the first studio in Switzerland to use Sebastien Lagree's revolutionary fitness method and Megaformer machine. His technique is already hugely popular in America.
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 vote to end 'mass immigration'
Swiss voters approved a referendum to curb immigration into the country by the slimmest of margins on Sunday. The 'yes' vote on the popular initiative aimed at stopping 'mass immigration' has...
Humanium - helping children and communities across the world
Headquartered in Geneva, Humanium is an international child sponsorship NGO dedicated to stopping violations of children's rights throughout the world.
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...
Visit the heart of Switzerland
The Old Swiss Confederation was founded in 1291 on the Rütli meadow Seelisberg, an attractive mountainside area overlooking Lake Lucerne in Central Switzerland.