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.
Top 10 spots to go swimming
In summertime, when the mercury rises to the top of the thermometer, the best place to cool down is in one of the many rivers, lakes, swimming holes and water parks. Here are some of Hello...
Volunteer in Switzerland
For newcomers and long-time residents alike, volunteering is a way to get involved with inspiring causes and to connect yourself with a like-minded community.
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!
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.
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.
Autumn in Switzerland
Whether you call it autumn or fall, the months leading up to winter are a magical time to explore.
The devil's playground
From white-water rafting to snowshoeing, Anitra Green shares some insider tips for Les Diablerets.
Autumn walks with kids in Switzerland
Tanya Deans of Moms:Tots:Zurich gives a guide to her family's favorite autumn hiking routes in Switzerland
Water, what else?
This guide to beverages will make you think twice the next time you are thirsty.
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.
The staircase to heaven
Need a new jogging routine? This article gives guidance to anyone interested in including something new when out on a run, or to anyone looking for inspiration to get out there!
You are what you eat
Healthy eating is not just trendy or a boring routine, it is fun! Try to explore new flavours on your own terms and listen to your body. Read these nutritional tips and get excited about everyday...
Sugar is evil
We eat more and more sugar, also through processed food. Sugar provides fast energy, but in contrast to our ancestors from the Stone Age, we do not need it.
The energy balance can be positive or negative. To understand how the body gains or loses weight this concept is important to understand.
One workout is better than no workout
Many might feel demotivated because they do not have the time to do many workouts with a busy schedule. Read some advice from a professional and be inspired to get active at least once a week.
Nature holds all the cards
We are presented with processed and unhealthy food every day. Read this short and simple guide to a healthy diet.
Turn a few laps!
Get expert tips on training on a running track. Running tracks make for excellent training arenas and they are not just for top athletes.
Stress time is crucial
Many are talking about repetitions in strength training, but fewer are talking about how long a repetition should last. Learn the expert tips and concepts.
Fitness is a key part of work-life balance
How do you manage to do regular training while balancing your professional life?
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...
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.
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...
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...
Integration works better in a team
Sport makes you happy, keeps you fit and promotes team spirit. Many famous Swiss sports teams are an example of how integration can succeed. And smaller sports clubs also focus on cultural...
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...
Cohesion in the family
The family as an unbeatable team – who wouldn't like that? Especially once the children are older. But is there a recipe for strengthening such team spirit? We spoke to one family that has mastered...
Top venues for following the European Championship
Footballing wizardry, cold drinks, and a good atmosphere – public screenings are quite simply fun! We have found the top venues in Switzerland for watching the national team's matches, from Bern 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 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!
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....
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...
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.
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.
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...
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...
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...
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...
Geneva walks and hikes - Go big in the country
If you've come from a larger country to Switzerland one of the surprises of this diminutive nation is that you can swap the city for the countryside in a matter of minutes – and Geneva is no...
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.
Adventures in entrepreneurism
Salaries in Switzerland are some of the highest in the world and unemployment is low. Yet expats relocating to Switzerland are not always guaranteed a suitable job. Neil Parmenter, a British expat,...
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.
The business of the beautiful game
For Gianni Infantino, the best football match he ever saw on an emotional level was the semifinal of the World Cup between Italy and Germany in 2006. For pure skills, it was the Champions League...
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!
Zurich hosts Europe's top athletes
With an estimated 25,000 spectators per day, the European Athletics Championships Zurich 2014 will be the biggest meet in Switzerland this year.