Tourist activities at the resort of Arosa

Tourist activities at the resort of Arosa

The summer and winter resort of Arosa is one of those places in Switzerland that obtained the “Families Welcome” award. The “Arosa JUNIOR Club” is a really good opportunity for parents to offer their children an exciting program and you also have to know that there are several hotels that are focused especially on the needs of families, being part of the “AlpenClub Mickey Mouse Family Hotels”. Besides these special family and children activities, the resort offers you many events ... [ read more ]

The summer and winter resort of Arosa

The summer and winter resort of Arosa

Arosa is a popular mountain resort in Switzerland, located in the area of Graubünden, whose attractiveness, besides the beautiful scenery, is that it is the only ski resort that has direct access to the tracks as they are in front of the hotels. Arosa is located at an altitude of 1800 meters above sea level in the Valley of Schanfigg. The resort of Arosa is a perfect holiday destination both in summer and winter. It offers many winter sport activities, but if you prefer hiking, the resort of... [ read more ]

Tourist guide to the Resort of Thyon

Tourist guide to the Resort of Thyon

Thyon is a spectacular mountain resort in the Lower Valais, being part of the “Four Valleys” skiing area. It has a breathtaking view of the Alps along with the 4000 m high peak of the majestic Matterhorn and Dent Blanche. The Resort of Thyon streches from the altitude of 1500 m to 2100 m, with three different levels of accommodation places. The lowest level is at 1600 meters with charming traditional wooden houses, the second one is at 1800 meters with apartments and hotels and the top le... [ read more ]

Tourist guide to the resort of Beckenried

Tourist guide to the resort of Beckenried

Beckenried is a beautiful resort in Switerland, lying at the base of the Klewenalp. It has a great view of the spectacular Rigi Mountain, because it is located opposite to it on the shore of the Lucerne Lake. From the resort you can start trips to the beautiful villages of Emmetten and Seelisberg that are located on a terrace above the lake or to the Klewelanp or the Stockhütte, which are perfect for walking in the summer and ski in the winter, being in the same place family friendly. These ... [ read more ]

The fading Halloween traditions and customs in Switzerland

The fading Halloween traditions and customs in Switzerland

Halloween is a holiday which is not ever so popular in all the countries around the world. As we all know it is mostly kept alive in the United States but in the past decades it has reached the European continent as well. At the upcoming of the 21st century it started to spread out creating a big hype but lately some countries such as Switzerland have gotten bored of the Halloween rituals, rugged ghost sheets, witches and vampires. The holiday has become a burden to the Swiss culture which al... [ read more ]

Best living traditions in Switzerland - the Valais

Best living traditions in Switzerland – the Valais

The Valais is a place where locals live in harmony enjoying and practicing old traditions keeping this beautiful region vibrant and alive. If you visit Valais you will find that modernity and mysticism does not exclude each other. Visit the colorful markets and Alpine ascents, attend a fascinating bloodless cow fight and be part of the Tschäggättä happening in Lötschen valley, a ghostly and mysterious carnival organized by the locals. Learn more about the oldest Swiss traditions by visitin... [ read more ]

Win a traditional Swiss holiday

Win a traditional Swiss holiday

Having this new campaign launched by the Swiss Tourism Board with a simple and fun competition you can win a traditional holiday to Switzerland. Who wouldn't love to visit the amazing country of friendly people and beautiful places - especially stunning mountain landscapes... (and especially for free! ;-) ) Maybe the fun video about Aussies visiting Switzerland will encourage you to participate - watch the ad and then click its spot and follow the instructions. A traditional Swiss holida... [ read more ]

Swiss traditional Easter dishes

Swiss traditional Easter dishes

Switzerland celebrates Easter similarly as many European countries. It is traditionally a celebration of rebirth and welcoming spring. Families and friends gather together and enjoy a wonderfully and deliciously prepared meal. Among the traditional Swiss dishes we find naturally lamb and ham, fresh fruits and vegetables, savory and sweet flavors and beautiful floral decorations on the table. Chocolate eggs and other sweets are also indispensable parts of the Easter menu and since the Swiss ar... [ read more ]

Celebrating the Easter holiday in Switzerland

Celebrating the Easter holiday in Switzerland

Like every country in the world Switzerland also has its own fashion of celebrating Easter. In many places the Easter Bunny and the Easter eggs play an important role during the Easter holiday and it is so in Switzerland as well. Eggs are essential part of the Easter decorations and you might want to look out for runaway rabbits speeding across the streets. Sadly this important celebration has become extremely commercialized in the last years, maybe even decades putting Good Friday and Ea... [ 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 ]