Rupert Parker survives summer snowstorms in this alpine region which has peaks rising to 4000m including the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau.
Rupert Parker travels to Bern, the Swiss Capital, for an outdoor immersive experience.
Rupert Parker explores the peaks of Kandersteg in the Bern Canton of the Swiss Alps.
In many ways, Geneva is the world’s conscience and the world’s think-tank. Hosting over 10,000 conferences a year, Geneva is the clean, ethical and safe city where the world goes to talk, think, shop … and eat chocolate.
Horse racing on ice sounds like a recipe for disaster, yet the fact it’s organised by the Swiss gives me confidence.
My flight to Zurich is delayed because of early morning fog but at least that means it’s not too early to take advantage of the business class champagne. SWISS also serves up some choice cold cuts, enough to get me in the mood for the St. Moritz Gourmet Festival. It’s held every year at the end of January and this 27th edition will be an all-female affair.
TripReporter’s regular testing family, Carole and Jason and their young boys Evan and Andy went on an exciting road trip with their VW campervan through ten countries, 2,920 miles and nine campsites.
Verbier, along with other ski resorts, is keen to attract visitors in the summer as well as the winter, and they’ve devised a special offer for every guest staying overnight in one of their hotels. They call it the Verbier Infinite Playground (VIP) Pass and you can travel for free on cable cars and postal buses plus there’s reduced or free entry to many activities.
I’m baking under a brutal midday sun watching 6,000 performers act out the story of winegrowing. It’s a two and a half hour celebration on the scale of an Olympic opening ceremony, it only takes place every twenty-five years and I’m loving every second of it.
It’s like a 60’s time warp – I’m inside one of the largest and lavish churches of the German late renaissance, staring up to the heavens and my ears are being assaulted by a deafening sound system echoing around the vaults.