Must-visit museums in Geneva

Must-visit museums in Geneva

Every nook and cranny of Geneva is infused with culture and history, maybe more so than any other city in Switzerland. Not only that, but it is  center of international diplomacy, and a place where history is made every day. Wandering around Geneva will allow you to discover small wonders that are not even mentioned in guidebooks, and wherever you look you will find something interesting. Some of the most fascinating attractions of Geneva are its museums, where you can admire the finest pai... [ read more ]

The wonders of the Swiss National Park

The wonders of the Swiss National Park

There's no doubt that Switzerland is one of the most beautiful countries in Europe, it's enough to look at any picture of the Swiss Alps or a green pasture in the mountains to realize that. So it is rather surprising that there should be only one national park in the whole country! But even if the Swiss National Park is the only national park in Switzerland, it's beauty is unsurpassed. This national park is one of the oldest in Europe, having been established in 1914, and it is part of the U... [ read more ]

Roman ruins in Switzerland

Roman ruins in Switzerland

Like its neighbors Italy and France, Switzerland has been under Roman rule for a long time, and the same as many countries who were at somepoint part of the Roman empire, they have a lot of Roman heritage to show off. Roman ruins are some of the most popular tourist attractions in Italy, and in nearby Switzerland they also manage to draw quite a crowd. The Roman packed up and left Switzerland in 401 AD, but they left behind the remains of many colonial cities. If you are interested in Roman ... [ read more ]

Lucerne nightlife spots for party people

Lucerne nightlife spots for party people

Lucerne is small, quaint and pretty, near a lake and several of the most compelling natural sites in Switzerland, like Rigi Mountain or Rutli Meadow. For anyone who's in love with small cities, Lucerne is a haven of peace and quiet in the middle of beautiful natural scenery. But what about those travelers who like their share of sightseeing, but still feel like going out and getting crazy in the evening? Lucerne might not seem like much of a nightlife hub in the daylight, but despite all app... [ read more ]

Swiss wonders: the Castles of Bellinzona

Swiss wonders: the Castles of Bellinzona

Switzerland might not be as famous for its castles as France or Germany, but fact is that there are many old palaces and forts scattered over this mountainous country. You can find all sorts of castles in Switzerland, from fairy-tale like wonders to creepy castles that many believe to be haunted. Three of the most beautiful examples can be found in the city of Bellinzona in the canton Ticino. Bellinzona is a pleasant city, but its most popular landmarks remain the three castles: Castelgrande... [ read more ]

Things to do in Interlaken

Things to do in Interlaken

Interlaken has been a tourist destination for a long time, and even in the 19th century package tours already brought crowds of tourists to this beautiful little city in the Bernese Highlands. The name of the city comes from its location between two Alpine lakes, Brienzsee and Thun, and these together with the majestic Alps turned Interlaken into a mecca for travelers who like outdoor activities. There is much to do in and around the city, both indoors and outdoors, and you'll be just as tak... [ read more ]

The best underrated ski resorts in Switzerland

The best underrated ski resorts in Switzerland

Some Swiss ski resorts like St Moritz, Zermatt or Saas Fee are world class resorts that most people interested in winter sports have heard about, and although these are definitely the most popular ones in the country, they are not the only ones. Smaller resorts with little or no international fame are often just as pleasant as the tourist magnets, with great ski slopes and a variety of accommodation options. If you want a ski holiday in Switzerland on a budget, or if you don't want to compet... [ read more ]

A guide to adventure travel in Switzerland

A guide to adventure travel in Switzerland

Switzerland as a country has a reputation of being steadfast and reliable, and somewhat predictable, just like the quality Swiss watches that never let you down. And many people visit the country without changing their opinions of it - nothing can go wrong in Switzerland, after all! This might make Switzerland sound like it has no room for adventure, and nothing could be further from the truth. Switzerland is able to satisfy the adrenaline craving of even the most hardened adventurer. There ... [ read more ]

Budget eats in Geneva

Budget eats in Geneva

Geneva is not the most affordable city in Europe, that much is for sure for anyone who has ever visited this Swiss gem of a city. But on the other hand, Geneva is the kind of place where you can willingly get lost wandering the streets, seeking out secret spots and admiring the landmarks. There are so many attractions in the city that you will be hard-pressed to keep an eye on your budget, because not even sightseeing is cheap in Geneva! But rest assured that there are way to reduce the cost... [ read more ]