21
Oct

Things to do in Zurich in winter: the ultimate guide

Image (c) Rudi1767/ Dreamstime.com 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,...
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03
May

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...
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08
Feb

A day trip from Zurich: Rapperswil

By Emma Marshall and Nick Warburton This post contains affiliate links, including for Amazon. As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases Most visitors on a short break to Zurich will find that there is more than enough to keep them amused in Switzerland’s largest city. See for example my other recent posts on...
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02
Jan

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...
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18
Nov

Wellness in Zurich: the Thermalbad and Spa

Image courtesy of Thermalbad and Spa By Emma Marshall This post contains affiliate links, including for Amazon. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases People who know me well know that Zurich is one of my favourites places to visit for a short break.  So when a close friend expressed disbelief that I’d yet...
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12
Nov

5 reasons to visit Switzerland for a short break

By Emma Marshall Anyone who knows me will vouch that I absolutely adore Switzerland.  And other than the fact that it’s a tad expensive, why wouldn’t you? But it’s not just the highly liveable cities, breathtaking scenery and fantastic food.  It’s also a favourite for the sheer fact that’s it’s a perfect country to explore...
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04
Mar

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...
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28
Jan

Bern Museums: Einstein’s House

By Emma Marshall There are several Bern museums that you can visit in the Swiss capital.  However, if you’re in this lovely city, a World Heritage Site, and the place where Albert Einstein developed his theory of relativity, you really must put a visit to the house where he lived on your sightseeing list.  Read...
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11
Aug

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...
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