Exploring the old town of Bern

Exploring the old town of Bern

Switzerland has more lovely old towns than probably any other country in Europe, and but even in this treasure trove of beautiful architecture, Bern stands out as the jewel of Switzerland's tourist scene. The old town of Bern is nothing short of remarkable, which earned it a rightful title as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Despite its small town feel (Bern is the fourth largest city in Switzerland), Bern is the capital of Switzerland, but it's different from what one would expect from a typic... [ read more ]

The best train trips in Switzerland

The best train trips in Switzerland

Switzerland's railway network might not be the cheapest in the world, but it is definitely among the most comfortable and modern ones you can find anywhere else in Europe. And the best part around a train journey in Switzerland is not the extreme luxury of it, but the amazing scenery that yo can see during your trip. In fact, taking the train in Switzerland is not just a necessity, it can be a pleasure. And the Swiss are well aware of the treasure that their railway system is, and they treat... [ read more ]

Scenic biking trips in Switzerland

Scenic biking trips in Switzerland

A beautiful country like Switzerland is too good to be experienced only from inside a car, although the winding mountain roads are an excitign destination for those travelers who like thrilling rides. But if you want to take advantage of the fresh and crisp air of the Swiss countryside, to feel the wind in your face, to stop whenever you like to admire the scenery or to examine an interesting rock formation, green pasture or the shore of a lake, the best way to explore Switzerland is on a bi... [ read more ]

The best UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Switzerland

The best UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Switzerland

UNESCO World Heritage Sites are like candy to a traveler who wants to spend as much time sightseeing as possible. Whenever you are not sure about what to see when you are traveling to a foreign country, you can simply grab a list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites and you'll have the guarantee that you'll be seeing some of the best attractions there are. In Switzerland there is no shortage of heritage sites, both natural and man-made - there are eleven of them in total, and soon even gruyere che... [ read more ]

Things to do in the Swiss Alps

Things to do in the Swiss Alps

Switzerland has a lot of memorable natural features, but none so famous as the Swiss Alps, some of the most famous mountain ranges in Europe, which have been a bona fide tourist magnet for centuries. Long before skiing and mountaineering became as hip as they are today, people were already visiting the Swiss Alps, and in the 19th century there were already hotels and resorts being built to accommodate the hordes of tourists. Summer or winter, the Swiss Alps never lose their appeal. They are ... [ read more ]

Kid friendly attractions in Switzerland

Kid friendly attractions in Switzerland

Switzerland is the kind of country that doesn't cater to mainly one age group. If you are an adult in search of thrills, historical or cultural attractions, or if you are simply out to have a good time, the larger cities of Switzerland will definitely have something for you. But adults and young adults are not the only ones who can have their dream vacations in Switzerland. Families with kids will have countless attractions where young and old alike can have a great time together. It's  eas... [ read more ]

The best luxury hotels in Geneva

The best luxury hotels in Geneva

Large cities offer lots of options, and in the case of Geneva, the second most populous city in Switzerland, there are more than enough accommodation options to leave your pondering your choice for days. Geneva is intensely artistic, intensely historical and a center for international politics, but also a tourist hub that serves as gateway to the Swiss Alps. Like Zurich, Geneva is by no means cheap, but whatever it has the offer, the quality is top notch. If you are planning on a lavish vaca... [ read more ]

A guide to Basel's nightlife

A guide to Basel’s nightlife

The beautiful medieval town of Basel doesn't rank quite as high on the list of Switzerland's tourist attractions as it deserves, but few people who ever visited this underrated destination have ever regretted it. Not quite as glamorous or as expensive as Zurich and Geneva, Basel has a down to earth charm and plenty of culture and history to show off. Basel probably has more museums than any other city in Switzerland, and it hosts a world famous carnival that can easily rival the carnival of ... [ read more ]