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...
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.
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.
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?
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...
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.
Interior design for small apartments
Living in Switzerland is often a dream come true for many people. But adjusting to the limited living space often requires some flexibility.
The herb garden is blooming
The Swiss interior design expert Pfister gives tips to create the perfect herb garden on your available outdoor space.
Outdoor lighting for the summer
Your balcony or terrace will be perfect summer this summer with these tips from the Swiss interior design expert Pfister.
Between balcony and living room
Enjoy a lazy spring! Here are some tips for those warm but still a bit chilly days on which you really want to be outside.
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...
Is it the clock with only eleven hours on it? The art supermarket? Or maybe that you can see dinosaur footprints? Visitors to Solothurn are spoilt for choice with things to do, stories to hear and...
Top 11 affordable chalets in Switzerland
Contrary to popular belief, you don't need to be a millionaire to enjoy an idyllic break in Switzerland. These 11 chalets and apartments are the perfect retreat for families and friends!
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...
Creating your perfect home environment
Rob Leeman, furniture designer at Ralpine Design, demystifies the decision making process of choosing furniture.
A plate a day
Adapting to Switzerland's health conscious and active lifestyle isn't always easy. Natalia Hedges recalls her introduction to Swiss- German cuisine, table manners and discovering that there is more...
Top 10 tips for a successful first date
Following this easy advice and you can be sure you'll get that all-important first date right.
The Rhine Falls
The Rhine Falls, near Schaffhausen, is one of the top sights among Switzerland's magnificent natural wonders. A visit to the Rhine Falls offers a unique experience. Get your voucher now!
Meet Ambassador David Moran
Growing up on diplomatic posts around the world, the UK's current ambassador to Switzerland and Lichtenstein, David Moran, discusses life abroad, similarities between the Swiss and British, and...
A tight knit crowd
Moving to Switzerland might be the perfect opportunity to explore a new hobby. To find out more, Indira Atluri Born introduces you to expats who have used Switzerland as a launchpad to discover...
Interested in learning more about yoga? Looking for a class in English? Yoga teacher and writer Danielle Satya Parla discusses the benefits of a yoga practice and where you can practice your...
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...
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....
Tips for setting NY resolutions
The journey toward creating attainable New Year's resolutions should be filled with pleasure. Author Rosette Poletti sits down with Hello Switzerland to discuss tips for setting goals for 2016.
Happy integration for solo expats
Setting up a new home abroad is never easy, especially when you are flying solo. Marina Moeller sits down with Positive Psychologist Kristen Truempy to discuss how to make the lone adventure more...
As shopping season kicks into high gear, Danielle Satya Parla visits Meghan Howard's pottery studio for some inspiration.
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.
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.
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.
Making Yourself Anew
How moving abroad is an invitation to embrace change.
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...
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.
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.
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...
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.
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!
An elephantine task
Sipho Mabona, an origami artist from Lucerne, has captured the imagination of people around the world by folding a life-sized elephant from a single giant sheet of paper.
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.
Devakrishna Marco Giollo
Devakrishna Marco Giollo is an award-winning Swiss contemporary artist. He works in his two ateliers in Schönenbuch, Basel and Magadino, Ticino. His work has taken him all around the world with...
Buenos Aires-born and Zurich-based Alfredo Häberli is Switzerland's most prolific furniture, product and interior designer. Fresh from his last project, the award-winning 25hours Design Hotel in...
SWISS FASHION HITS THE INTERNATIONAL CATWALK
You may not have heard of them on the runways just yet, but as Tsitaliya Mircheva reports, Swiss designers have made a real impact at London and Paris Fashion weeks.
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.
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.
Crossing the Border
1 in 4 people living in Switzerland frequently cross the borders to stock up on food, household items and clothes. In Basel, shopping in Germany and France couldn't be easier.
Roger Federer's Outfits
Roger Federer's drive for perfection has made him one of the greatest tennis players of all time. But this drive doesn't stop at perfecting his forehand or backhand; it extends to every aspect of...