Articles Tagged ‘Swiss’

It’s Carnaval…in Switzerland?

It’s Carnaval…in Switzerland? March 1, 2011 | Events, Nightlife, Things to Do, What's New | Read More
Even though I live in Protestant Suisse Romande (the French speaking region) where there is no Carnaval, the nearby Catholic areas of Switzerland are celebrating Carnaval (Fasnacht in German) this week and I plan to be there. It’s one of the few times, that you will see so many Swiss get completely...

ALPINE SNOW GOLF: Boërl & Kroff Second Tournament in Gstaad

ALPINE SNOW GOLF: Boërl & Kroff Second Tournament in Gstaad February 25, 2011 | Events, Hotels, Things to Do, Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
Yes, you read it correctly; this is a golf tournament on snow that will be held in the très chic resort of Gstaad, Switzerland on Saturday, March 5, 2011. There is still time to register on the event’s website. Golfers will be arriving in Gstaad next week from all over Europe to participate in the...

10th Annual New Year Magic in Zurich: the Largest New Year’s Eve Party in Switzerland!

10th Annual New Year Magic in Zurich: the Largest New Year’s Eve Party in Switzerland! December 22, 2010 | Events, Things to Do, What's New | Read More
After weeks of Holiday festivities, concerts, Christmas Markets and fairytale-like décor in the medieval as well as the modern sections of Zurich, the Grande Finale is coming up soon! The much anticipated New Year Magic city-center enormous party and New Years’ celebration which is famous for its...

Just How “Crafty” are the Swiss?

Just How “Crafty” are the Swiss? November 23, 2010 | Events, Things to Do, What's New | Read More
Celebrate the 10th anniversary of  Creativa Lausanne 2010 at the Palais de Beaulieu (conference center) November 25-28, 2010 in Lausanne. You will discover some amazing artistic talent of the Swiss as well as some crafts persons from France and Belgium. Over a 100 exhibitors will include art and decor...

Bern Onion Festival Merits Special SwissRail Train Schedules

Bern Onion Festival Merits Special SwissRail Train Schedules November 16, 2010 | Events, Things to Do, What's New | Read More
The day starts early at the Onion Festival: image courtesy of berninfo.com The “Zibelemärit” (the onion market) is a traditional folk festival which takes place on the fourth Monday every November starting at 5:00 AM! For about 100 years farmers from the surrounding areas have been bringing...

Hostellerie Chez Chibrac: Best Kept Secret on Lake Geneva

Hostellerie Chez Chibrac: Best Kept Secret on Lake Geneva November 12, 2010 | Food, Hotels | Read More
Elegant Fine Dining: image courtesy of chezchibrac.ch Hidden in a lovely forest of calm and tranquility on the top of Mont Pelerin accessible by funicular from Vevey (near Montreux) on Lake Geneva looking down over the region’s vineyards, the Chibrac family hostellerie warmly welcomes you to their...

The Swiss Food Museum, oh, I mean the Alimentarium, turns 25 this year. Free entry for all!

The Swiss Food Museum, oh, I mean the Alimentarium,  turns 25 this year. Free entry for all! October 30, 2010 | What's New | Read More
Officially known as the Alimentarium – “Musée de l’alimentation”, most of us English speaking locals call this the “food museum”.  You can look (even take photographs), but you can’t taste! This unique concept (which just happens to be down the road from Nestle in Vevey, Switzerland,...

The Swiss Games Museum: the only one in Europe!

The Swiss Games Museum: the only one in Europe! October 30, 2010 | Things to Do | Read More
What kind of museum do you put in a Swiss castle? OK, maybe. But this one is different. It’s called the “Château de jeu” or “musée Suisse du jeu” and is located in a little village called La Tour-de-Peilz along the shore of Lake Geneva at the far end of Montreux, Switzerland going toward...

What is The Swiss Spoon? Made of Chocolate, Of Course!

What is The Swiss Spoon? Made of Chocolate, Of Course! September 30, 2010 | Food | Read More
Yes, it’s called The Swiss Swoon (“La Cuillère Suisse”) and consists of a wooden stick topped with a chocolate lollypop of 30 grams of handmade Swiss chocolate made from beans of organic origin. This brings the term “spoon fed” to a new level. So, is that it? Oh, no. There’s much more. You...

Bargaining in Switzerland: Are you kidding?

Bargaining in Switzerland: Are you kidding? September 9, 2010 | What's New | Read More
I have to admit that although living in gorgeous, well-organized, incredibly hygienic and most civilized Switzerland is an idyllic lifestyle, I do miss some of the shopping customs in other countries that I’ve been to. And that includes bargaining with the locals. My first lessons in haggling were...