Switzerland

Exclusive guide to the best holiday destinations in Switzerland, independent reviews from award-winning travel writers

Skiing in Verbier

11/12/2018 by .
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Verbier should carry a government health warning, something like ‘You come here at your own risk’. Risk of what! Well, your wallet for a start, then your health, then your ego.

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Autumn in Valais, Switzerland

01/11/2018 by .
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Ordinarily, it would take over 24 hours to heat this oven, so I was pretty fortunate it was good and ready by the time I got there. I was here to work, and work I did. After all, you can’t make proper mountain rye bread in Erschmatt without breaking a proper sweat.

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On the Trail of Frankenstein in Geneva

12/08/2018 by .
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Think of the beautiful city of Geneva and think expensive watches, banking services and opulent chocolate!   Yet there is lot more to this attractive region, and as I sip a lovely g&t while overlooking the Lake, I ponder on two of its perhaps less well known claims to fame.

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Travelling the Bernina Express

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Insider Guide to Basel

17/03/2018 by .
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Is Basel, the art hub with culture unlimited, hot on the heels of Geneva in the race for weekend-break Travel Oscars? And is the city on the Rhine leading the charge of the land-of-milk-and-money up the global happiness leagues?

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Hiking in the Jungfrau region

20/11/2017 by .
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Since the 19th century, Interlaken has been a magnet for tourists coming to Switzerland.  It’s the gateway to the Jungfrau Region with its unique mix of lakes, waterfalls and mountains.

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Tale of the Unspunnen in Interlaken

17/09/2017 by .
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Rupert Parker braves the rain at the tenth edition of the Unspunnen – the Swiss Wrestling, National Costume and Alpine Herdsmen’s Festival, held in Interlaken.

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Eating Andermatt

25/03/2017 by .
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Rupert Parker takes a culinary tour of Andermatt and discovers military uniforms and Swiss Army Knives have been decommissioned in favour of chef’s whites and kitchen knives.

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Exploring Switzerland’s Jungfrau Region

06/03/2017 by .
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There are a lot of eggs in Switzerland’s Jungfrau Region. Studying a map of the Bernese Oberland I immediately spot Grosse Scheidegg, Brandegg and Winteregg in the mountains above Interlaken.

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Grand Tour of Switzerland Final Leg

27/07/2016 by .
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Andy Mossack drives his Grand Tour of Switzerland final leg as he takes us from Neuchatel back to his starting point at Zurich.

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