The best restaurants in Zurich

The best restaurants in Zurich

Zurich is a cosmopolitan city with so many things to see and experience, not the least of which is the amazing Swiss cuisine. What is unique about Swiss culture (and cuisine as well) is the propensity for incorporating bits and pieces borrowed from its neighbors: Italy, Germany, France. This is what makes Swiss cuisine so unique: the freedom with which different traditional recipes are combined and reworked into something typically Swiss. Dining in the best restaurants in Zurich is an advent... [ read more ]

The most beautiful castles in Switzerland

The most beautiful castles in Switzerland

When thinking of Switzerland, most people see green mountain slopes, snowy peaks and verdant valley in a Heidi-like setup, pastoral bliss permeating everything. But there is another side to the Swiss landscape, one that hearkens back to the days of the aristocracy. Switzerland might not be as famous for its castles as France or Britain, but seeing as there are so many stunning old castles scattered all over the country maybe it is safe to assert that they are unjustly neglected by visitors. ... [ read more ]

The best romantic getaways in Switzerland

The best romantic getaways in Switzerland

If there had to be one word that describes almost everything that you can find in Switzerland, than that word would be 'reliable'. Swiss watches are reliable, so is the cheese and the chocolate, the ski resorts and the beautiful unchanging Alpine scenery. In short, visitors to Switzerland can rely on the fact that they will not meet with any unpleasant surprises, that their stay will be as comfortable as possible, and that they will never lack something to do. But is Switzerland romantic? In... [ read more ]

5 Swiss festivals worth traveling for

5 Swiss festivals worth traveling for

It's a fact that Switzerland is one of the most appealing travel destination in Europe, and one where many people dream of spending at least a few days in their lives, be it in the magnificent Alps, at a ski resorts, or wandering the streets of cities like Basel of Zurich. Swiss nature and Swiss cities are huge tourist magnets, but there is more in this country that can convince you to buy a plane ticket with destination Switzerland as soon as thpossible. Festivals are the best time to visit... [ read more ]

The best cultural landmarks of Lucerne

The best cultural landmarks of Lucerne

Small Lucerne doesn't seem to have much in common with upscale Zurich and glitzy Geneva, but this little town in the heart of Switzerland holds the essence of the country. Located close to the legendary site where William Tell shot an apple off his son's head, Lucerne is close to some of the finest Swiss attractions, but the town itself is more than worth exploring. Despite its size, Lucerne has been a tourist destination for centuries, and even famous American novelist Mark Twain described ... [ read more ]

A backpacker's guide to budget skiing in Switzerland

A backpacker’s guide to budget skiing in Switzerland

Switzerland is a notoriously expensive country, and backpackers tend to stay away from it because few people imagine that there is a way to see this beautiful country on a budget. But Switzerland, despite its ill fame, is actually affordable if you can bear to part with luxury for a while, and don't mind living rough from time to time. But what happens when it comes to some of the best tourist spots in Switzerland, namely ski resorts? Some of the best ski resorts in Europe can be found in th... [ read more ]