Things to do in Zurich in winter: the ultimate guide
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Things to do in Zurich in winter: the ultimate guide

By Emma Marshall As the largest city in Switzerland, Zurich offers visitors a generous sprinkling of attractions: a chocolate box old town to wander around, a crystal-clear river that runs through the historic centre and a glacial lake surrounded by mountain peaks.  But if you’re thinking it’s mainly a summer destination, then you will be…

How to experience Switzerland’s Zurich without leaving your home

How to experience Switzerland’s Zurich without leaving your home

By Emma Marshall People who know me know I love Zurich.  It’s one of my favourite cities (and  favourite countries).  As the largest city in Switzerland, it has so much to see and do: a chocolate box old town, a crystal clear river that runs through the historic centre and a glacial lake from which…

Brunch in Zurich: visiting the world’s oldest vegetarian restaurant
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Brunch in Zurich: visiting the world’s oldest vegetarian restaurant

By Emma Marshall When a friend suggested meeting for brunch in Haus Hiltl, the world’s oldest vegetarian restaurant in Zurich, I thought I would be eating in a small cosy room with plates full of hearty traditional Swiss Alpine fare.  Food such as fondue, raclette and potato rosti (all of which I love).  I was, after…

The Bernina Express: riding on top of the world through Switzerland’s spectacular mountains
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The Bernina Express: riding on top of the world through Switzerland’s spectacular mountains

By Emma Marshall If you love trains, mountains, or both, then this is the ideal trip for you.  The Bernina Express, a 122 km train journey through some of Switzerland’s most breath-taking and picturesque scenery, is an unforgettable experience and a great way to savour the diverse Swiss landscape on a short trip away. We…

Lausanne Museums: the Olympic Museum
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Lausanne Museums: the Olympic Museum

By Emma Marshall Lausanne is probably not the number one destination of choice for tourists visiting Switzerland.  It’s often overshadowed by the three main cities, Zurich, Geneva and Bern. However, as I found out recently, a short trip to this picturesque lakeside city is definitely worth the effort. Lausanne sits on the shores of Lac…