Zurich's burning snowman
Will it be a hot summer? Every April locals take to the streets of Zurich and set a snowman on fire to find out. The tradition is called Sechseläuten - here's more.
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...
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!
Discover Switzerland: Spas & Wellness
Relax and enjoy some of the best spas, wellness centres and thermal baths in Switzerland! From mountain views to cityscapes, there is something for everyone to enjoy.
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.
Grape Harvest Festival
Mark your calendars for 27-29 September 2019 when Neuchâtel marks the annual grape harvest with this can't miss event.
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?
A cultural explosion in Emmental
Looking for a bit of Swiss culture? Then it's time to head to Emmental to explore the world of Kambly — Switzerland's most popular premium biscuit brand — and to see how Switzerland's legendary...
Discover the 12 wonders of Switzerland
Any site on the UNESCO World heritage list will show you a breathtaking side of Switzerland, as each and every one has a spectacular story to tell.
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.
Winter outings in Schwyz
Looking for a winter wonderland at your doorstep? Check out the region of Schwyz for your next snowy getaway.
Castles on the Grand Tour
If you always wanted to see the castles of Switzerland this is your big chance. The Grand Tour takes you to these important historical buildings and in this article you can find out which routes...
Exciting ways to spend the Swiss national holiday
Get ready to take part in the longstanding celebration complete with fireworks and live music performances around the country.
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.
Guide to Geneva for newcomers
Do you need inspiration for a day out in Geneva? Read these insider tips, spend some quality time in the beautiful lake city and uncover the eclectic aspects for the artistic, the art-fan, the...
Autumn in Switzerland
Whether you call it autumn or fall, the months leading up to winter are a magical time to explore.
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,...
The devil's playground
From white-water rafting to snowshoeing, Anitra Green shares some insider tips for Les Diablerets.
Hiking with kids in Switzerland
Hooray for Switzerland for making hiking so easy. The trails are well-marked and well-maintained. Cable cars swoop you to the top, where you get maximum views for the least effort.
Hotel Chesa Rosatsch: Home of Food
Explore Celerina, in the Upper Engadin region of Switzerland. You just may never come home after spending a week exploring the beautiful region.
Summer Time in Schwyz
Feel the fire of freedom in the region of Schwyz this summer. Whether you wish to quench your thirst, get down with nature or are looking to create some memorable family moments – the central...
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...
Single? How to start enjoying Christmas
Whereas most people look forward to and love Christmas and the holidays, I know for a fact that many singles dread Christmas. Here are 6 tips to start enjoying Christmas.
Enjoy the great outdoors!
1000 peaks, 150 valleys and 615 lakes. Graubünden is a place where everyone can enjoy a summer holiday in pure and undisturbed harmony.
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...
Capuns with mountain views
Graubünden offers the best ingredients for top-class cuisine - plenty of local delicacies and chefs of the highest calibre. Our specialities spring from our connection with nature and creative ideas.
La dolce vita
Sometimes in life you just want it all. Blue water. Awe-inspiring hiking trails. A nice bottle of wine. Luckily, Switzerland's answer to the perfect holiday is nestled in the south — Ticino. Ashley...
Hiking to the most Beautiful Swiss Film Locations
Countless movie classics have been shot in Switzerland: from Alpine Fire to recent productions such as Tandoori Love, Grüninger's Fall, and Star Wars.
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 speed through the alps
To discover speedier railway travel, Anitra Green takes a peek behind Switzerland's CHF 11.2 billion New Rail Link through the Alps.
The best Swiss museums and galleries
Swiss museums and art galleries feature some of world's best art shows. This is your guide to this season's art scene in Switzerland.
Unforgettable football get-togethers
Get behind the Swiss national team with your friends: We give you some tips for unforgettable football get-togethers – indoors, on your terrace or in the garden. From the basics for an enjoyable...
You don't have to be a chocoholic to enjoy the Maison Cailler. Offering an official tour with curious bits of history, geography, manufacturing and theatrical presentations…There's something new to...
Welcome to the adrenalin mecca
Are you looking for a bit of adventure? Then it's time to head to Interlaken - the top destination for adventure sports.
The Dolce Vita lifestyle
Discover Ascona-Locarno - holidays for everyone. You can explore, be active, relax, and enjoy great food - whatever you like!
The dragon and the saint
Spring is in the air! So what could be more beautiful than visiting a dragon and a saint in their lair?
Mürren - The best seat in the house
Looking for a piece of Heidi heaven this spring? Marina Moeller heads to the Bernese Oberland to explore Mürren's outdoor paradise complete with spas, hiking trails and zip lines.
Geneva - a perfect weekend break
Imagine ten experiences that will make Geneva stay in your heart forever. See why Geneva is one of the best-known cities in the world. Prepare your check-list!
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....
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.