Category: Things To Do

10 Reasons to Visit Lucerne

February 7, 2014

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Lucerne, Switzerland

Hidden away in the heart of central Switzerland and surrounded by alpine lakes and towering peaks, Lucerne is undeniably picturesque, but there’s more to Switzerland’s most laid-back city than just a pretty face. From historic architecture to hair-raising mountain ascents, these 10 reasons to visit Lucerne should convince you to add the city to your itinerary.

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Secret Off-Piste Ski Spots in Switzerland

January 10, 2014

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Switzerland's Off-Piste Ski Spots

With glitzy ski resorts catering to European jetsetters and Royals, and some of the most celebrated Alpine views in the world, Switzerland is a veritable heaven for ski enthusiasts. But forget queuing for the ski lifts and bumping shoulders with fellow skiers as you cruise downhill; adventurous travelers and true powder junkies will be heading to Switzerland’s secret off-piste ski spots.

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Switzerland’s Best New year Parties

December 13, 2013

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Celebrate at one of Switzerland's best New Year parties

With the last of the Christmas markets disappearing from view and waistlines still bulging with festive food, it’s time for the biggest party of the year and Switzerland hosts hundred’s of New Year celebrations around the country. Not sure where to spend the first hours of 2014? Here’s a rundown of some of Switzerland’s best New Year’s Eve parties.

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Christmas in Switzerland

December 4, 2013

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Christmas in Switzerland. Photo courtesy of tsteenbergen via Flickr.

Whether you’re hitting the ski slopes or shopping for gifts at some of Europe’s most atmospheric Christmas markets, Switzerland makes a festive destination to spend the holidays. The Christmas season starts off on December 6th with St Nicklaus Day, when traditionally Samichlaus (the Swiss Santa Claus) and his sidekick Schmutzli, bring treats for the children, but the biggest celebration is on Christmas Eve when families gather for a spread of seasonal foods.

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Christmas Markets in Switzerland

November 19, 2013

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Weihnachtsmarkt in Zurich

As the festive season gets underway, there are few better ways to top up your Christmas spirit than visiting one of Switzerland’s atmospheric Christmas markets. Dozens of markets run all over the country, so wherever you are, wrap up warm, grab a cup of hot mulled wine and head out for some quality Christmas shopping.

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L’Escalade

November 1, 2013

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Held annually each December in Geneva, L’Escalade is a chocolate festival that has become famous the world over. Ostensibly organized to commemorate the defeat of an attack by the Duke of Savoy in the 17th, century, this five day celebration of cocoa, butter, sugar and eggs is hardly an exercise in solemn remembrance. L’Escalade is all about silliness (engaged in with a sense of European decorum, perhaps, but silliness nonetheless).

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