Escape to Lake Greifensee, Switzerland
Summer is one of the most beautiful times of the year in Switzerland.
Selling at a flea market
How a simple visit to a flea market can become an adventure.
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.
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...
Alegria: Mother and Entrepreneur
One mother's story about being a new mother, handling her fifth international move and successfully running a new business.
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!
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...
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...
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...
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...
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.
My Girlfriend Guide gives you tips on where to stay, what to eat and what to wear when you hit the slopes at the combined Lenzerheide-Arosa ski destination.
It's child's play
Many of Bern's playgrounds (or Spili in the Bernese dialect) offer much more than just sandboxes, swings and merry-go-rounds. As Querida Long discovers, the fun never ends for kids in the capital.
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.
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...
Downward dog in Lausanne
Looking for a yoga studio in Lausanne to hone your practice? Rania Fakih has a list of top spaces to check out and a few profiles of top yogis in the area.
Unearthing winter brews
Winter and Christmas beers are released every year, but do you know the story behind the tradition?
Making Yourself Anew
How moving abroad is an invitation to embrace change.
A reader on swimming in Geneva
In July and August the water can be warm enough to bask in it for hours at a stretch. In June, when the summer air entices people outdoors to the beaches around Geneva, Lac Léman is still frigid...
The Indian connection
For many Indians, establishing a new life in Switzerland can be challenging. To make the transition easier, Indira Atluri Born is here with some organizations and tips that have helped others ease...
A story of four different allotments reflecting four different lifestyles.
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."
Are you ready to date?
You may have a good idea as to the type of person you would like to date but how datable are you?
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.
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.
Beating those winter blues
We all know the Swiss winter brings us shorter days yet, for around 200 thousand sufferers nationally*, it also brings the onset of Seasonal Affective Disorder, or SAD.
Skype piano lessions
Whether you are new to music studies or continuing, I want you to enjoy and prosper in your music education and prepare for success.
Let's Take the Bus
Switzerland boasts a remarkable public transport system. Hello Switzerland reader Karen penned this witty snapshot of a short bus trip and how there's room for everyone.
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!
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...
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...
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...
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.
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