Zurich's burning snowman
Will it be a hot summer? Every April locals take to the streets of Zurich and set a snowman on fire to find out. The tradition is called Sechseläuten - here's more.
Cliché gifts for your valentine: common pitfalls
Showing your partner that you care on a daily basis is an important factor in building and maintaining a happy relationship every daysof the year. This has little to do with material gifts. Like...
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...
Off the beaten track: Hidden Christmas markets
Switzerland offers a variety of Christmas markets throughout the festive season all over the country, including off the beaten track. When you visit a small village, you can experience authentic...
Traditional Christmas Markets
Swiss Christmas Markets offer a festive way to celebrate the Yuletide season. Here is a round up of the Hello Switzerland's team favorite Swiss Christmas Markets around Switzerland. Which one do...
Up, up and away
Every year at the end of January, this festival takes place in a small village in Vaud which offers perfect flying conditions for these graceful aeronautical elephants.
9 top ideas for ski-shy folks
They say it's a rare breed of locals in the Romandie who eschew ‘the ski'. So just what can you do here in winter if you don't ski or snowboard? Writer P.K. Read investigates the options.
The complete guide to skiing in Switzerland
This detailed guide to Swiss ski resorts provides links to opening times, pass prices, and special offers at over 50 resorts across 9 regions!
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.
Glacier Express Excellence Class
A panoramic trip through the Swiss Alps aboard the Glacier Express is now even more spectacular. The new Excellence Class sets standards that are as high as the mountain peaks along the legendary...
A unique summit experience on the Top of Appenzell
The hamlet of Brülisau is also the gateway to Hoher Kasten. Surrounded by meadows and dotted with idyllic farmhouses, you will find the cable car departure. In no less than eight minutes, you will...
Weggis Vitznau Rigi
Exercise, relaxation and enjoyment go hand-in-hand in the Weggis Vitznau Rigi holiday region. Take a breath of fresh spring air in the heart of Switzerland surrounded by breathtaking mountain scenery.
Engelberg Alpine Cheese Trail
Breathe in the fresh mountain air, the smell of alpine flowers and cattle, you are in Heidi heaven.
Three magical ice-skating places
If you're an ice-skating fan, you will love our three location suggestions. Grab your skates, take in the crisp air and enjoy the beautiful mountain scenery.
Can't find love in Switzerland?
Finding love in Switzerland is no easy task, but if you‘re going to put yourself out there then here's what you need to do.
A beginners guide to Swiss Fondue
Fondue is perfect for the colder months. Adored by the Swiss, each region boasts its own special recipe variations.
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...
You have lived in Switzerland long enough to be familiar with all the major tourist sites in Zurich, and now you'd like to experience some of the spots known to insiders.
Finding love in Switzerland
You're single and successful, so why doesn't your love life follow suit? Jennifer Davies and Ana Maria Montero investigate.
Winter magic in the city of Bern
Stroll through one of Bern's lovely Christmas markets or have a mulled wine at one of the cool winter pop-up bars. Winter in Bern is enchanting and Christmas time brings even more beauty to this city.
Top Swiss Oktoberfest festivities
Grab your Dirndl or Lederhosen and head to one of Switzerland's top Oktoberfest beer tents. Oktoberfests are a beloved tradition all over Swizterland.
Top 10 spots to go swimming
In summertime, when the mercury rises to the top of the thermometer, the best place to cool down is in one of the many rivers, lakes, swimming holes and water parks. Here are some of Hello...
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.
Volunteer in Switzerland
For newcomers and long-time residents alike, volunteering is a way to get involved with inspiring causes and to connect yourself with a like-minded community.
Grape Harvest Festival
Mark your calendars for 27-29 September 2019 when Neuchâtel marks the annual grape harvest with this can't miss event.
Spectacular Hiking Trails
Gear up and let the hiking season begin! Take in the fresh air and marvel at Switzerland's stunning hiking network. Read more about our top picks, 3 spectacular long distance trails to suit...
The Hello Switzerland Festival Guide
The definitive guide to Swiss music festivals for every type of music lover or party animal. Or find family friendly music events all over Switzerland! Which ones do you love most?
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...
Basel Urban Art
Discover Basel's impressive street art in style.
Discover the 12 wonders of Switzerland
Any site on the UNESCO World heritage list will show you a breathtaking side of Switzerland, as each and every one has a spectacular story to tell.
Family Outings in Switzerland
Sunshine and long summer days – now we can really enjoy our leisure time with the family. It's great that there are so many options for family outings.
Discover Switzerland with your Pets
The Swiss could be seen as a nation of animal-lovers – but there are strict guidelines for owning a pet.
Welcome to the wilderness!
Are you looking for the perfect way to start an incredible summer? Then an e-mountain bike tour in pristine nature is just the thing! This four day round trip around the Swiss National Park is a...
China to Switzerland - a family adventure
Packimpex relocated Bin Fu and her family from China to Switzerland three years ago. Bin shares the story of their adventure with Hello Switzerland.
The Rolling Bartender
Each day, Victor Costa covers 6,000 vertical metres with the après-ski train. Every day, he travels from his new home in Andermatt, Uri over the Oberalp Pass to Disentis, Graubünden and back, twice...
Hidden gem of Engadin
From cross-country skiing to snowshoeing, Marina Moeller discovers that Sils Maria is a winter playground for all.
A twist on the Swiss kitchen
Chef Sue Style is here with some ideas to spruce up your autumn and winter menu. Bon appetit!
With the sweet smell of roasting chestnuts wafting through the air and mulled wine stands popping up, the Christmas season is here. For those new to Switzerland or simply looking to discover hidden...
Winter outings in Schwyz
Looking for a winter wonderland at your doorstep? Check out the region of Schwyz for your next snowy getaway.
Grand Tour of Switzerland
See the sunrise on the Matterhorn once in your life. Stroll through the vineyards and the historic wine-growing villages of the Lavaux region, or conquer the cobble-stoned Tremola road on the south...
Castles on the Grand Tour
If you always wanted to see the castles of Switzerland this is your big chance. The Grand Tour takes you to these important historical buildings and in this article you can find out which routes...
Walking through Switzerland on St. Jacob Way
The morning is quiet except for the tinkle of cow bells that I can hear outside the bedroom window. Well it's not actually my bedroom but rather one of the rooms that belong to a large farm house...
Exciting ways to spend the Swiss national holiday
Get ready to take part in the longstanding celebration complete with fireworks and live music performances around the country.
The best openair cinemas in Switzerland
Bonviva presents the best open-air cinemas in Switzerland – there's something for everyone!
Easter holiday in Graubünden
Graubünden has all the ingredients for your perfect short holiday over the Easter weekend — sunny terraces, cosy mountain lodges, spring skiing, wellness and spas at many hotels.
Guide to Geneva for newcomers
Do you need inspiration for a day out in Geneva? Read these insider tips, spend some quality time in the beautiful lake city and uncover the eclectic aspects for the artistic, the art-fan, the...
Thanksgiving feasts throughout Switzerland
It's turkey time again! But if you're not up for spending hours in the kitchen roasting a turkey, baking a pumpkin pie or whipping up a side of mashed potatoes, then you're in luck. Restaurants and...
Autumn in Switzerland
Whether you call it autumn or fall, the months leading up to winter are a magical time to explore.
The foodie guide to Zurich
This guide is an excellent overview of the booming restaurant scene in Zurich, from dumplings to Texas BBQ via Vegan. Both visitors and permanent residents of Zurich will find new and exciting...
Top tips for flying with kids
Dread flying with kids? A few expert tips can help you get to your destination with your wits still intact.