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...
Beer for all
Nestled in Zurich's revamped Kreis 5 quarter, two-and-a-half expats are introducing the city to sour beers and coffee IPAs. Ashley Roque stops by to chat about their road to entrepreneurship.
A primer on Swiss beers
Belly up to the bar as Newly Swissed's Christian Langenegger makes a case for sampling new Swiss beers.
Local heroes and global players
For hundreds of years, Basel has been an attractive location for successful trade fairs, congresses and major international events. You'll be very welcome!
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.
The joy of moving
Join Lily C. Fen as she cheers on runners during Zurich's B2RUN — an event raising CHF 14,000 for the Laureus Girls in Sport foundation.
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...
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...
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...
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...
Engage your audience
Bringing a concept or an idea to life is an exercise in relentless attention to detail. Ensuring successful events around the world requires creative thinking and clear step-by-step processes.
A story of four different allotments reflecting four different lifestyles.
Test your swiss savvy with politbox
SwissInfo's new politbox app is a compelling quiz game about Switzerland. From humour to humanitarian Switzerland, the fun quiz rounds will amuse, surprise and amaze you. In English and completely...
Fierz Kitchens since 1982
Our heart has been beating for kitchens since 1982. And we are able to offer you a professional consultation in English.
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.
Focus on winegrowers
The great tradition of Pol Roger, the boutique champagne business based in Epernay, extends back to 1849. Brut champagne has always been the focus of production, this being the preferred champagne...
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.
Introduction to Paragliding in Switzerland
We all saw those dreamy images: Paragliders soaring through the skies and floating above the mountains, appearing so magnificent and out of reach. Humans turned into birds, experiencing that...
Still only 21, Swiss-American Stefan Bachmann has already notched five years as a bestselling author, and he only writes part time! Growing up in Zurich, at 16 he wrote the acclaimed novel, The...
Switzerland's capital city for those young and young at heart
Students from Lebermatt High School have put together some great suggestions to kick off summer in Bern style. Mike Tomsett rounded up the best tips.
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.
One mother's balancing act between family, work and outdoor activities led her to call Switzerland's capital home.
Taking centre stage: English live shows
In side-street theatres, cellar cafes, and shared performance spaces all around Switzerland, exists a thriving English language performance culture.
Summer Camp for Chernobyl Kids - Kinderlager Tschernobyl
Ukrainian children continue to suffer the consequences of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster that occurred in 1986. Learn about how an expat/Swiss volunteer group hosts Ukrainian children at an annual...
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.
An international success story with the personal touch. We interview Ernst Joerg, Chairman of the Board of Switzerland's leading full-service relocation group.
Exploring the art of community
Let Gudrun Sallaberger-Plakolb's paintings transport you to the water's edge and beyond during an upcoming Basel exhibition.
Meet Doris & Alex
One year ago Doris and Alex packed their things in Austria and drove to Switzerland, but the move turned out to be more difficult than first thought.
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.
Inquisitive minds & innovative thinkers
Basel is the most dynamic business location in Switzerland and one of the most productive worldwide. Global players such as Novartis and Roche are based in Basel and the surrounding region. But...
Helvetiq - a unique Swiss game
Applying for Swiss nationality isn't easy. It inspired Helvetiq, a best-selling game about Switzerland. We met its creator Hadi Barkat to find out how facts and figures can be so much fun.
One of the most beautiful parts of Europe, the Ascona-Locarno region is the ideal destination for your holiday break.
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.
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.
Do not fall asleep at the table in Switzerland
Ben from the popular blog LondonZurich.com speaks of wine and notes an important cultural difference between Switzerland and the UK!
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...
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.
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.