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....
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.
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.
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.
Twice the fun on the Bernina Express
Head south with unbeatable views — the Bernina Express lets two people travel from Chur to Tirano and back for just CHF 139 with lunch included.
Blunt rocks Verbier
The British pop star James Blunt has launched a high-altitude ski restaurant in Verbier. La Vache ("the cow") opened in 2012 and is situated at the top of the James Blunt chairlift. It is the most...
Local advice on the top Swiss activities
No matter what region you're in or what your interests are, Hello Switzerland's activity and sport guides have suggestions for all ages and preferences. Read tips for individuals, families, and...
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.
Old masters and newcomers
An unrivalled concentration of museums, the most important art fair in the world, internationally acclaimed architecture and creative hot spots: Basel is an unalloyed joy for culture aficionados.
Swiss hiking - Land of storybook bridges
Whether you are a hiking aficionado or simply a leisurely walker who revels in the scenic outdoors, Swiss suspension bridges offer an unforgettable experience. Here is an overview of seven...
Literary legacy at the Centre Dürrenmatt Neuchâtel
Merging history with modernity, one of the most architecturally stunning museums in Switzerland nestles amid lush forest above the Lac de Neuchâtel.
One of the most beautiful parts of Europe, the Ascona-Locarno region is the ideal destination for your holiday break.
Zug's best restaurants - the inside view with Halimah King
Discover the best places to eat, drink and go out in the international city of Zug. Halimah King, owner of Singalicious, tells us more about Zug's upcoming gastro scene.
Re-live railway's golden age
Champagne, live piano music, gourmet dinner in beautiful surroundings, impeccable VIP service … and the utmost elegance and style. All this is still possible, courtesy of Prestige Continental...
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.
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.
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...
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...
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!
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...
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.
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.
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.
Basel's biggest crowd pullers - Win tickets!
Kate Orson throws the spotlight on the top two annual events which take place in June and July in Basel, known as Switzerland's most culturally diverse city.
THE INSIDE VIEW WITH ROGER BONNER
Roger Bonner is a writer from Basel with cult status in Switzerland, whose incisive anecdotes on local culture in our HELLO SWITZERLAND magazines and in his book Swiss Me (Bergli Books) have...
The other side of Geneva
The Jet d'Eau, the English Garden with its flower clock, the Olympic Museum, CERN - everyone knows these famous landmarks. But go up into the old city, and you'll see hidden treasures that are...
Beyond the cheese
La Gruyère, between Fribourg and Montreux, has a lot to offer.
The Battle of the Burgers
There's a food fight in Lausanne vying for your taste buds!
Up close and personal with SANDY PATTON
Sandy Patton is a world famous jazz singer with Switzerland as her base and Europe as her stage. We caught up with Sandy to learn how the American singer is making her home in Bern.
Snowshoe walking in the Jura
When I was persuaded to buy snowshoes by a couple of crazy mountain-climbing friends, I wasn't quite sure what to expect.
Stories from the Rhine
Schaffhausen, the capital of Canton Schaffhausen, is a few miles upstream from the Rhine Falls. The city came into being because ships travelling from Lake Constance to Basel could not pass over...
Wooed by food
Lausanne's Swiss restaurants cater for visitors and residents alike. Find out about some of the most enticing dining options Lausanne has to offer.
Enjoy the beauty of Lucerne while avoiding the crowds at these two lively and interesting locales.
A Taste of New York in Zürich
My suitcases are usually filled to the brim when coming home from transatlantic trips to New York City. There are baking ingredients galore, fun paper accessories from Anthropologie and often...
Enticing Swiss Lodges
Snowflakes keep falling, the wind rattles shutters, the outside temperature is well below zero and there is a draught from somewhere. During the Swiss winter we may all be looking for winter...