Tag: Switzerland

  • Paste: The Cellars of Bern

    Paste: The Cellars of Bern

    I wrote about the unique uses for the many former townhouse cellars across Switzerland’s capital, Bern. Some are gorgeous vaulted restaurants while others are single-screen movie theaters or even record stores seemingly straight out of High Fidelity.  Read all about it over at Paste.

  • Matador Network: Why Charmey, Switzerland is the Best Base for Mountain Adventures

    Matador Network: Why Charmey, Switzerland is the Best Base for Mountain Adventures

    “WITH ITS HIGHLY developed network of trails that make the Alps accessible to trekkers of varying abilities, Switzerland is one of the world’s best-known hiking destinations. Though tackling steep inclines to reach breathtaking views may very well be the reason for a trip to Switzerland, there’s even more to experience between hikes. Getting out into the mountains is best done […]

  • Travel + Leisure: Switzerland on Two Wheels

    Travel + Leisure: Switzerland on Two Wheels

    Last summer, my guide, Ruedi, often reassured me, “You can never get lost,” as we set off to ride from Lake Geneva to Lake Constance in Switzerland. Even after my ride with Ruedi ended and I continued on through the Emmental Valley. I often recalled his words, remembering that detours are easily welcomed while cycling […]

  • BBC Travel: Bolze, a ‘secret’ language of Switzerland

    BBC Travel: Bolze, a ‘secret’ language of Switzerland

    “The Sarine River skirts the edge of Basse-Ville (lower town), dividing both the canton of Fribourg and the city of Fribourg into two sectors: German-speaking and French-speaking. The city of around 40,000 people is clearly one of duality: street signs are all in two languages; residents can choose whether their children will use French or […]

  • Matador Network: 5 Things U.S. Cities Can Learn From Bern, Switzerland

    Matador Network: 5 Things U.S. Cities Can Learn From Bern, Switzerland

    “WALKING ALONG BERN’S cobblestone streets, between sandstone buildings and under swaths of arcades through the peninsular Altstadt or Old Town, you’re bound to experience the signature Bernese slow lifestyle that Switzerland’s capital is known for. While checklist-minded travelers gather around this quiet town’s famous Zytglogge, the 13th-century clock tower, to watch the hour strike and the figures come to […]

  • Atlas Obscura: The Swiss Bénichon

    Atlas Obscura: The Swiss Bénichon

    “HIGH ABOVE LAKE GRUYÈRE, I round rocky curves on the road to Vuisternens-en-Ogoz, a French-speaking village in Switzerland. Along with my translator, Eva Winters, I am headed to La Ferme du Biolley, one of several local farms with an adjoining restaurant. With the Jura mountains bordering France to our right and the Alps to our left, undulating […]

  • BBC Travel: Switzerland’s Last 10 Tavillonneur Masters

    BBC Travel: Switzerland’s Last 10 Tavillonneur Masters

    “The clang of a hammer rang out from the chalet roof and echoed against the serene Pre-Alps of Fribourg, Switzerland. Vincent Gachet, one of the country’s few remaining master tavillonneurs, or traditional Swiss roof architects and shingle-makers, carefully placed a wooden shingle on the roof frame. He’d finally completed a square metre – a labour-intensive task that […]

  • Frommer’s: 3 Peaks Near Lucerne for Every Fitness Level

    Frommer’s: 3 Peaks Near Lucerne for Every Fitness Level

    “Set in a valley on the edge of Lake Lucerne and surrounded by the Swiss Alps, the city of Lucerne is one of Switzerland’s most popular destinations. Best known for covered bridges that date to the 13th century, the town is referred to by locals as a “little Switzerland” because some of the country’s best […]

  • From the Source: Swiss Absinthe

    From the Source: Swiss Absinthe

    Know before you go, and don’t miss the Absinthe Trail.