Things to do in Zurich in winter: the ultimate guide
European Short Breaks | Switzerland

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…

Brunch in Zurich: visiting the world’s oldest vegetarian restaurant
European Short Breaks | Switzerland

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
European Short Breaks | Switzerland

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…