Exploring Niederdorf While in Zurich, you must take a stroll through the alleyways of Niederdorf and have a coffee and some confectioneries at a street-side cafe, to take in the charm of this lovely pedestrian area which is full of coffee shops, boutique stores, art & craft studios and bookstores. The place is fondly called… Read the full article
Switzerland Travel Guide You Need At Every Step
One of the most preferred tourist destinations in the world… Switzerland is also the happiest country in the world. The country of chocolates, watches, cheese, cuckoo clocks and designer apparel will claim your wallet while the mighty Alps and the pretty little farms with Swiss cows make their permanent imprint on your heart.
Switzerland is so widely discussed yet many of its facets remain elusive. For example, did you know that it has 4 official languages or did you ever appreciate the fact that it’s probably the most neutral war-averse country you will ever find?? There’s a lot more to Switzerland than the wonderful scenic train journeys around Interlaken and to Jungfraujoch (highest railway station in Europe) and the Mount Titlis Cliff Walk.
Besides sophisticated Swiss cities like lovely Lucerne and the glamorous Zurich and the powerful Geneva there are wonderful towns like Jura’s capital Delmont and Charlie Chaplin’s birthplace Vevey. The Lakes of Switzerland… Geneva, Joux etc. and the Montreaux Riveria have their own special brand of magic while the heritage castles and vineyards and super luxury resorts here are the favourite haunts of the celebrity circuit.
Explore the lesser known facets of Switzerland too… know more about the Salt Mine train that takes you inside the massive mines that once gave Switzerland its economic strength and stroll through Europe’s greenest city… Lassaune.
Exhilarate your soul by going on the Tissot Mountain walk that’s s suspension bridge route atop glacier 3000 and then reward your palette by gorging on raclette and fondue.
Learn all about this and more by immersing yourself in this deeply researched guide to Switzerland.
Get a head start here: About Switzerland And Its Tourism.
Also go through the articles that follow and explore each fascinating aspect of the country.
Background Pavillon Le Corbusier is an Art Museum… this was the last ever building designed by the legendary Swiss architect, painter and sculptor Le Corbusier which also houses his life works of art. The museum opened in 1967 two years after he passed away. It is a tribute and dedication to the works of Le… Read the full article
About Lake Zurich Lake Zurich (known as Zurichsee locally in German) is a picturesque and large natural lake with its larger part located in Zurich canton of Switzerland, although it stretches further to the south-east beyond Zurich. The entire Lake Zurich which has a shape of a banana belongs to 3 cantons of Switzerland –… Read the full article
Getting into the city From the airport Lucerne doesn’t have an international airport so if you are flying in then it’s better to fly into Zurich airport. Not only is the Zurich airport nearest to Lucerne but it also offers the best international connectivity. From Zurich airport to Lucerne it’s a 67 km journey that… Read the full article
The first word that will come to your mind while visiting Geneva is “Elite”…this classy city is home to superior scientific research organisations like the CERN (European Organisation of Scientific Research) and WMO (World Meteorological Organisation) besides most of the world’s security and peace-promoting governing bodies. Arguably the safest and the most organised city in… Read the full article
One of the most expensive and luxurious cities to live in, Zurich is more of a money makers paradise than a cultural hotspot. However, Zurich has cultivated itself by spinning off an amazing mix of design, architecture, gastronomy and art in a refreshing vehicle free atmosphere….some neighbourhoods like Zurich West are deliberately kept free of… Read the full article
By the 13th century there was a sudden change in the fortunes of the rocky Gotthard pass region in Alps as it became a prosperous North South Crossing point. The verdant valleys of Schwyz, Uri and Unterwalden at the northern base of the Gothard began to see a lot of European power politics and this… Read the full article
Getting to the City Zurich International Airport or Flughafen Zurich (ZRH) is the largest airport of Switzerland and also known as Kloten airport. It’s located 13 kilometres north of Zurich city centre and has 3 terminals. There are multiple options to reach Zurich city centre from the airport. Note: The currency of Switzerland is Swiss… Read the full article
Geneva international airport (also known as Cointrin Airport) is located around 4 kilometres northwest of Geneva City Centre. The airport is located close to the Switzerland’s international border with France. It receives direct flights from most of the European cities like Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh, Bristol, London, Paris, Amsterdam, Moscow, Lisbon etc. Over 50 airlines operate… Read the full article
The German-speaking section of Switzerland boasts of a lovely city that has medieval arches. The ancient Benedictine monastery of St Leodegar of 8th century was also called Luciria and this was the inspiration behind the city’s name. In fact, Lucerne was originally a fishing village which swelled into a city when servers of the monastery… Read the full article