Living the high life
With Basel's temperate climate there's outdoor eating and drinking options aplenty, and the city's rooftop haunts are the perfect place to see out the summer. Basel Editor Kate Orson gives us some...
A rebel who loves peace - read the interview with Switzerland-based meditation/life coach and author Mahima Klinge.
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.
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.
THE INSIDE VIEW WITH ROGER BONNER
Roger Bonner is a writer from Basel with cult status in Switzerland, whose incisive anecdotes on local culture in our HELLO SWITZERLAND magazines and in his book Swiss Me (Bergli Books) have...
Volunteer opportunities in Geneva and Nyon
Living in Nyon receives many emails from readers asking if there any volunteering opportunities in the area. There are plenty! From helping to clean up the lake, to volunteering in charity shops,...
Twelve Surprising Facts about Switzerland
I recently made a small informal and amusing survey: I asked about twenty foreign business people stationed in the Greater Geneva Berne area what impressed them the most about our region. Here are...
„Worst words in golf: It´s your turn again", the American PGA Pro Dave Marr once said. It seems the members of Golf4Fun, the golf community for expats based in Switzerland, don't agree. They played...
The Battle of the Burgers
There's a food fight in Lausanne vying for your taste buds!
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.
"Time heals all wounds", "Don't feel bad", "Replace the loss", "Grieve alone" or "Be strong for others". - Have you ever caught yourself saying something like this? And did you know that Grief...
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.
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.
Enjoy the beauty of Lucerne while avoiding the crowds at these two lively and interesting locales.
A Taste of New York in Zürich
My suitcases are usually filled to the brim when coming home from transatlantic trips to New York City. There are baking ingredients galore, fun paper accessories from Anthropologie and often...
A Very Swiss Angel's Share
As you drive through Switzerland, you're very likely to miss this unlikely Swiss product. But this a trip is worth making for both the beautiful scenery and the high quality whiskies.
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...
After the swift one-hour train ride from Basel, bus number 11 waits just outside the station to take walkers on a short ride to the end of the line, Rebenweg. Here the picturesque vineyard hike...
A Partnership for Africa
Through improvements in early-childhood education, the Roger Federer Foundation is contributing to a brighter future for Malawi: "I want to give some of my own good fortune back to the children,"...
Serving the local and international communities at Basel West Library
Basel West Library's expanding range of services and events aim to ensure that the library is a friendly place for people to come and relax, read what is on offer, meet others and be able to bring...
A quick gimpse of the Rathaus
The Rathaus is one of Basel's most iconic buildings. As well as being a major tourist attraction in Basel, it continues to have an influential role on life in the city.
Over a century of music and still going strong
The Basel region has a lively classical music community and one of its most enthusiastic participants is the Liestal Orchestra.
The Forgotten Valley
With its dizzying views and wide range of activities, the Trient valley is a real treasure trove.
The Treasures of Swiss Hiking
The Swiss trail network is arguably one of the best in the world. But before one ventures into the wilderness it is important to be well prepared.
How Switzerland Came to Be
Ten historic events that played a crucial role in making Switzerland the country it is today. (No, they don't include the founding of the confederation in 1291.)
10 Special Cases
Switzerland is a country of great diversity thanks to its geographical location and linguistic and cultural heritage. This has given rise to various unique situations in terms of the country's...
X-TRA:Charming Hotel in the centre of Zurich
Located in the trendiest quarter of Zurich, the charming XTRA Hotel is a 5-minute tram ride away from Zurich's Main Station and the downtown area. It offers a fashionable restaurant /bar.
Sometimes defining your place of origin in Switzerland can be a problem.
A Sort of Christmas Story
How you can keep your hands busy when listening to the radio and watching TV is too boring.
The Wild West of Switzerland
Where can you go in Switzerland on a Sunday without getting stuck in never-ending traffic jams?
Here and There
Last year my partner and I decided to celebrate Christmas with her parents who live in a town about an hour north of Toronto.
Two Artists of Exceptional Talent
An encounter with a Swiss-American composer of serious music and his sculptor wife.
The combination of old traditions and modern atmosphere makes the Fischerstube a place worth visiting.
The Lake of Geneva
Julius Caesar, while conquering the Helvetians, was the first to put Lacus Lemanus into the history books.
Welcome to the Käserei Murten
The Käserei is a well-known restaurant, located in the charming Old Town of Murten/Morat. The Käserei offers a unique dining experience and is also a renowned paradise for wine connoisseurs.
I Know I Could Write for Children
Introducing the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators to the Swiss.
There's nothing like the threat of plunging 20 metres into a rocky streambed to keep your mind focused. Seilpark Rigi is only one of some 45 rope parks in Switzerland.
Nestling in a quiet street in the Basel district of St.Johann is Quartiertreffpunkt LoLa, one of 15 community meeting points in Basel.
Foxtrail is an exciting and different way to discover Swiss cities. Sarah Moore checked it out at this fun Packimpex meet-up event.