Heidi-ho! The country that's practically synonymous with banking, skiing, and breathtaking mountains also has great food, history, and culture. Furthermore, it's like visiting four countries in one: French, German, Italian, and Romansch.
Feeling the Bern in Switzerland
VogelSP Quick, what's the capital of Switzerland? No, not Zurich, not Geneva, nor even Lucerne, Lausanne or Basel. In fact, most of the Federal government is based in the low-key, German-speaking city of Bern (the country's fourth largest, with a population around merely 134,00) on a mostly hilly plateau in east-central Switzerland between the Alps and the Jura Mountains. Founded in 1191 on a peninsula mostly surrounded by the swift, remarkably clean Aare River, it's a pleasant, charming city…Read more…
Have you ever been to Gruyeres? Where the famous cheese comes from? I've always known it as a typical Swiss village, filled to the brim with tourists. But there are other, less-known sides to it.
Find out about the Hidden Face of Gruyeres...
Check out Atzmännig. Their website is not stellar but they have a lot of options for kids.
I loved Switzerland - we were only able to visit for a few days this year but I can't wait to go back! Just wrote a post about why I think it's worth the costs
A Tripatini member asks a good question about Switzerland. Can you help?
If you are visiting Zurich or just moved here and want to get acquainted with the city, check out the Zurich section on my blog, Globetrotting in Heels.
Also, please feel free to get in touch if you need help on connecting with other expats in the area!
I share travel photos of Switzerland on my travel blog reisememo.ch
Check out the new thermal spa in Zurich and many more exciting places! I mainly focus on stylish design houses ;-)