Creativity and the gift of time
Building a career is challenging enough without moving to Switzerland. For some though, the expat life creates a unique opportunity to explore creative outlets and even launch a new career. For...
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...
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...
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.
Having a rail of a time
With one foot in the UK and another in Switzerland, dual citizen Natalia Hedges pens a witty juxtaposition on train systems and a cautionary tale of the hazards of candy.
Education: Is money bad for your character?
Research tells us that it is important for children to take on financial responsibilities; one franc in weekly pocket money per school grade is enough; and shopping makes us happy – even when we...
Switzerland's Mountain Magic
Whether you're looking for a romantic getaway, a family vacation or to simply relax, Adelboden has something to offer everyone. So get inspired and experience the Bernese Oberland at its best.
Thanksgiving leftovers with a twist
Are your Thanksgiving leftovers in need of a makeover? Then check out Dale Margison's recipe for a yummy turkey and cranberry pie.
Lebanese-born Rania has spent stints in and out of Switzerland since she was a child fleeing the civil war. Today, the engineer and part-time yoga teacher is balancing life in Lausanne with her...
Running - what does it mean to you?
As we get towards the end of 2015 people start to think about their goals for the next year and the dreaded “New Year Resolutions”. Get a kickstart on getting fit and ready for 2016 by getting out...
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...
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...
The House Of My Dreams
A friend of mine and her husband had just bought a house in Switzerland, and she wanted me to share their happiness. Until that moment I had never been in Switzerland. I did visit Italy, France and...
As shopping season kicks into high gear, Danielle Satya Parla visits Meghan Howard's pottery studio for some inspiration.
From buckeyes to Newly Swissed
What's it like returning home? Ashley Roque sits down with Newly Swissed Founder Dimitri Burkhard to share a pizza and learn about his inspiration for covering the quirky aspects of Switzerland.
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.
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...