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!
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...
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.
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.
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,...
Snowshoeing the Night Away
Exactly one year ago, a friend and I – frustrated by the rainy winter season in Geneva, which didn't allow us to enjoy our usual post-work cycling activities – decided to take matters into our own...
Top 20 places for Christmas shopping in Zurich
Gift-giving season is coming. You have a shopping list to complete. You run out of ideas, and of time. What can be new and different from the previous years? This list can save you, and will...
Christmas time in Basel
Ready to get in the Christmas spirit? Then Basel's annual Christmas market is your best bet. Festive decorations, towering Christmas trees and around 180 of wooden chalets transform Basel's old...
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 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...
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...
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.
Unearthing winter brews
Winter and Christmas beers are released every year, but do you know the story behind the tradition?
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...
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.
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.
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!
Lausanne under cover
Catherine Nelson Pollard presents some options to keep you and your family amused in the Lausanne area on cold winter days.
What are the best ski resorts in Switzerland? Find the answers with Credit Suisse's exclusive guide to the top five Swiss ski destinations you simply can't miss.
Dreaming of a dry Christmas
As we drove out of Basel to Kandersteg on Christmas Eve in a car crammed with luggage, presents and a turkey, we were doubly excited because this would be our first Christmas in the little chalet...
Homemade Mulled Wine in 3 Easy Steps
A hot mug of mulled wine (Glühwein or vin chaud) is the perfect thing to warm you up at the Christmas market. But it is also simple to make at home and a festive way to entertain friends.
Worldwide Christmas dinners
From Switzerland and Sweden, here are some great ideas for a delicious dinner to enjoy with your families and friends.
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!
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...
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.
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...