Category: Things To Do

Switzerland’s Surprising Celebrity Residents

January 30, 2015

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With its well-publicized tax breaks for wealthy immigrants, idyllic scenery and notable lack of paparazzi, it’s no surprise that so many A-listers have swapped the Hollywood Hills for the Swiss Alps. Today everyone from Swedish Ikea founder Ingvar Kamprad to German tennis star Boris Becker and Czech supermodel Karolina Kurkova call Switzerland home, and that’s not even mentioning the European Royals who frequent Switzerland’s glitzy ski resorts.

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Skiing from Geneva

January 23, 2015

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Both the French and Swiss Alps make popular choices for a European skiing vacation and Geneva’s strategic location makes it the ideal basecamp for hitting the slopes on both sides of the border. Whether you want to visit top resorts like Chamonix or explore miles of off-piste ski routes, skiing from Geneva is an easy choice for a day or multi-day trip.

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4 Reasons to Visit Zermatt

January 16, 2015

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Zermatt, Switzerland

With its dramatic alpine backdrop, car-free streets and celebrity-owned chalets, Zermatt has long been renowned as one of Switzerland’s glitziest (and priciest) ski resorts, offering access to some of the country’s most famous peaks. A ski break beneath the Matterhorn might put a dent in your bank account, but the tranquil mountain village is definitely worth the hype and there are plenty of great reasons to visit Zermatt.

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Winter Fun for Kids in Lucerne

January 9, 2015

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There are plenty of options for skiing from Geneva

From visiting Santa’s mountaintop grotto in Montreux to touring a chocolate factory in Zurich or riding the spectacular Glacier Express train; Switzerland is a magical place to spend a family Christmas and if you’re spending the holidays in the central lakelands, there’s plenty of winter fun for kids in Lucerne too.

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5 Reasons to Visit Zermatt Any Time of the Year

January 2, 2015

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Matterhorn

Visitors to Zermatt, Switzerland, can enjoy a myriad of outdoors activities such as hiking and skiing as well as diverse culinary options.

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Christmas Lights in Basel

December 19, 2014

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Christmas Lights in Basel

Home to the world’s largest manufacturer of handmade Christmas decorations and famously hosting Europe’s longest street of holiday illuminations, the annual displays of Christmas lights in Basel are always show-stopping and offer a dazzling backdrop to the festive season.

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