Not sure where to stay in Zurich? Here’s an overview of the main neighborhoods, and a selection of some of the best hotels in Zurich.
It’s one of the most interesting cities in Switzerland, but Zurich is often overlooked. One day in Zurich is undoubtedly not enough, but it will give you a taste. With a short time, you’ll want to focus on the best things to do in Zurich.
Thanks to its location at one of the tips of Lake Geneva, a stone-throw from the border with France, there are many wonderful day trips from Geneva that will make for unforgettable experiences. Geneva is known for its charming old town, the lovely lakeshore, and for being home to the main international organisations, not least …
It’s hard to imagine anything more charming than small alpine lakes, with their pristine water whose colors range from dark blue to emerald green or turquoise.
Whenever I go hiking in Switzerland, and I do all I can to make that happen as often as possible, I’m always on the look for some new mountain lake, and I don’t mind taking a longer route to discover another lovely spot.
With little more than 3,000 inhabitants, Stein am Rhein may well be a small village but it is remarkable for the concentration of well preserved medieval buildings within such a compact area.
The jewel in the crown is the Rathausplatz – the square of the City Hall – whose entire perimeter is lined by old houses with magnificent painted façades. Every house has a different architectural structure, the subjects and colors of the murals vary, but the harmony is such that it is close to perfection.
Grüzi wohl! Greetings from Napf. Today I’m hiking in the Emmental region. Yes, the area where they produce the famous Swiss cheese with the big holes. And I’m writing in real time, sitting on the grass, surrounded by a stunning scenery: smooth hills, where the light green of the meadows blends with the darker shades of …
It didn’t take me long before wondering if Zurich is one of the best cities to live in. Yet, it’s not something I was expecting.
I grew up in a small mountain village in Switzerland, lived in Milan, Italy since I was eighteen and traveled quite a bit during the last 30 years. I went from a hamlet to the city and the world,
From Zurich Hauptbahnhof, the main railway station, a little red train climbs up to Uetliberg, the local “mountain” overlooking the city. It might not be the Alps, but the top of the Uetliberg mountain still stands at an altitude of 871 m (2,858 ft) and is often considered Zurich’s own mountain.
After only 10 minutes the train rides across a beautiful forest, and I’m surprised at such a change only a stone throw from the largest city in Switzerland.
It’s the capital of Appenzell Innerhoden Canton, the smallest in Switzerland together with Basel City, but don’t expect a city, since Appenzell is nothing more than a town counting less than 6,000 inhabitants. Appenzell, the town of the Landsgemeinde Appenzell is well-known for its colorful houses with painted facades and as one of the only …