Easy exploring in Basel, Switzerland – public transport, BaselCard and advantages for the disabled

Easy exploring in Basel, Switzerland – public transport, BaselCard and advantages for the disabled

One might try to describe shortly the charm and atmosphere which the city of Basel emits but that person would utterly fail soon. Some call it a cultural city of Switzerland while others mention it as a university town but these references are merely attempts to depict the richness of this beautiful city in history, culture, relaxation and entertainment. When you visit Basel there will be numberless museums you can explore, performances at the theatre which you can attend or if you like to k... [ read more ]

Visiting and discovering Basel, Switzerland

Visiting and discovering Basel, Switzerland

One might try to describe shortly the charm and atmosphere which the city of Basel emits but that person would soon utterly fail. Some call it a cultural city of Switzerland while others mention it as a university town but these references are merely attempts to depict the richness of this beautiful city in history, culture, relaxation and entertainment. When you visit Basel there will be numberless museums you can explore, performances at the theatre which you can attend or if you like to k... [ read more ]

Fribourg region - the land of dualities

Fribourg region – the land of dualities

Visit a world where all is upside down: the Pays de Fribourg. In this region you will find cold chalk cliffs in the south and in the northern side Mediterranean lakesides. The area can be divided into three main regions: Three-Lakes Region, the city if Fribourg and the Pre-Alps. Fribourg is the capital city of the canton’s and also its economic center, where you will find and discover many cultural treasures left behind from the Middle Ages. There are two official languages used in the regi... [ read more ]

A short guide to the Zurich Region

A short guide to the Zurich Region

In Zürich is the greatest place to mix leisure with pleasure. There are so many things to do and so many sights to see. A large variety of excursions take you to explore the peaceful woods, unpolluted rivers and lakes, the gentle hills and picturesque villages around the Alps. No matter where you are in or around Zürich, when you look outside a window you will always see a crystal clear lake or a snowy peak. Visit the medieval towns of the region and stroll through its cobbled alleys. Enjoy ... [ read more ]

Top 5 free places to visit in Schaffhausen

Top 5 free places to visit in Schaffhausen

Schaffhausen is a lovely medieval town in Switzerland which is situated close to the German border, towards the north about, 50 kilometers from Zürich. Just like in other parts of Switzerland, this city is also expensive. However there are also ways to save money. Schaffhausen has many popular sights which are free of charge. The city is not very big, so you can stroll on foot or cycle through town. It saves you money and keeps you fit. Below we listed for you the top five attractions in Scha... [ read more ]

A short guide to the Swiss Plateau

A short guide to the Swiss Plateau

The approximately 50km wide Swiss Plateau lies between the Jura and the Alps, along the south-western shores of Lake Geneva and the north-eastern shore of Lake Constance. Its average altitude is 580 m. Thirty percent of the country’s periphery is covered by the plateau and two third of the population lives on it. It is a very densely populated area, for per one square kilometer live 450 people. Most of Swiss farming and industry is concentrated here on the hilly area of the Swiss Plateau, wh... [ 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 ]

A budget traveler’s guide to Switzerland

A budget traveler’s guide to Switzerland

Switzerland has always seemed like some kind of off-limits territory for budget travelers and backpackers, because most of the traveling community knows that this small European country is notoriously expensive. However, Switzerland also has an irresistible allure, way beyond the chic ski resorts or the green hills pictured in postcards. This country is a mixed bag of Italian, French and German culture, art and cuisine. But this mishmash comes at a high price, and many tourists who usually t... [ read more ]

Swiss Transport Museum & Musegg Wall

Swiss Transport Museum & Musegg Wall

One of the more important museum to see which is the best and biggest is the Swiss Transport Museum or the Verkehrshaus. It is a house full of attractions with more than three thousands of items on exhibit. The space is forty thousand square meters big and it is one of Europe's largest and most diversified transport museum with a planetarium as well as a giant-screen IMAX cinema. There are regular shows everyday and you can easily get there to Lidostrasse 5 which is about two kilometers... [ read more ]