A Saturday in Lausanne
Hi there, I'm Valentine, aged 27: I live in the Lausanne area in Switzerland. I'm also the queen of good ideas and I'm constantly on the lookout for the latest trendy spots to try out. I describe...
Your perfect weekend getaway in the Canton of Vaud
We've put a series of activities together for you, both for all tastes and all weather conditions. Whether you prefer cultural discoveries, wandering medieval cities, hiking mountain summits,...
Shopping in Lausanne
From high street brands to exclusive speciality boutiques, Swiss shopping has something for everyone. Shops are organised similarly throughout the country....
Sports in Lausanne
The Swiss are active and sport-loving. Whether daring or relaxed, in- or outdoors, you're sure to find year-round activities that inspire you.
Entertainment, News & Media in Lausanne
Whether you want live entertainment, local and international news updates, to explore local culture, or to meet new people, there are media and English language resources to point you in the right...
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.
Lausanne Facts & Figures
Take a moment to discover the complexity and diversity of Switzerland.
Cost Of Living in Lausanne
Although salaries are high and taxes low, Switzerland is one of the most expensive places to live in the world. Read more to find out where your money will go and where you can save.
Discounts and saving money in Lausanne
Even though Switzerland is one of the most expensive countries in the world, there are ways to save. The time invested in keeping informed will be worth the savings.
General Housing Information Lausanne
Living space in Switzerland is smaller than in many other countries and neighbours live close together. Privacy, respect for others and peace and quiet times are important to the Swiss, who uphold...
Waste & Recycling in Lausanne
The rules and regulations of garbage disposal and recycling in Switzerland take some getting used to, but are ultimately for the greater good.
Post Offices in Lausanne
Swiss Post offers a variety of services in addition to general postal services, including accounts payment, mail forwarding and retention. Branches are widely distributed but opening hours vary.
Family activities in Lausanne
With an abundance of natural playgrounds, fascinating history, culture and museums, Switzerland is a great place for family outings. Take advantage of discounted family passes...
Child Care in Lausanne
Child care services in Switzerland are in great demand. Both public and private facilities are available. To find the ideal solution, look at all alternatives and apply as early as possible.
International & Private Schools in Lausanne
Finding a private or international school in your region.
Adult Education & Courses in Lausanne
Switzerland is renowned for its high quality education system, which is well-suited for full and part-time study. Training institutions are subject to rigorous qualification standards that...
Language Courses in Lausanne
Switzerland has four national languages. Although English is widely spoken, it's a good idea to learn the local language of your region. Schools offer a variety of language courses.
Uncover the reality beyond the clichés. Discover the unspoken social courtesies that are useful for settling in.
The best New Years Eve parties in Switzerland
Are you in Switzerland for New Year's Eve? Looking to celebrate the night over a cozy dinner or dance the night away? Then check out our list of top events from around the country for a night you...
Discover Switzerland: Spas & Wellness
Relax and enjoy some of the best spas, wellness centres and thermal baths in Switzerland! From mountain views to cityscapes, there is something for everyone to enjoy.
This is Graubünden
Winter in Graubünden is a varied and multi-faceted affair. From a skiing to wellness oasis - you can discover your very own perfect holiday in the midst of the majestic Swiss alpine world. Get...
Winter outings in Schwyz
Looking for a winter wonderland at your doorstep? Check out the region of Schwyz for your next snowy getaway.
The Dolce Vita lifestyle
Discover Ascona-Locarno - holidays for everyone. You can explore, be active, relax, and enjoy great food - whatever you like!
Enjoy the great outdoors!
1000 peaks, 150 valleys and 615 lakes. Graubünden is a place where everyone can enjoy a summer holiday in pure and undisturbed harmony.
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.
Summer Time in Schwyz
Feel the fire of freedom in the region of Schwyz this summer. Whether you wish to quench your thirst, get down with nature or are looking to create some memorable family moments – the central...
Autumn walks with kids in Switzerland
Tanya Deans of Moms:Tots:Zurich gives a guide to her family's favorite autumn hiking routes in Switzerland
Seven Secrets to Swiss Success
In economic and political terms, Switzerland is doing better than almost any other nation worldwide. What does it do better? What's behind its competitive edge? How can it stay on top? German...