Tips & Tricks
Lucerne (city) — located 45 minutes (51 km) south of Zürich, this city (which is alongside Lake Lucerne) is considered the gateway to central Switzerland. Lucerne is the ideal starting point for many excursions to the highlights of central Switzerland. A trip up one of Lucerne’s regional mountains, the Pilatus or the Rigi – the […]
Stadion Letzigrund (Zürich) – this is a popular arena that holds 50,000 seats (in operation since 2007). Home of the local football teams FC Zürich and Grasshopper Club Zürich, this arena also holds various rock and pop music events, such as Bruce Springsteen, Coldplay, Rihanna, U2, and many others.
Liechtenstein – located 90 minutes (120 km) east of Zürich, this postage-stamp country and principality is between Switzerland and Austria. It is the sixth smallest country in the world, and has the distinction of boasting the third highest GDP per person in the world (after Qatar and Luxembourg), owing to its solid financial sector, and […]
Open Air St.Gallen Festival – this event (held every June near the provincial town of St. Gallen) is one of Switzerland’s largest and longest-running open air musical festivals (attracting over 100,000 spectators a year). This site act as both an outdoor concert venue and a camp site (permitting attendees to set camp and sleep over). […]
Lindenhof Hill (Zürich) – this is Zürich’s oldest public park facility and can only be reached on foot through the narrow alleyways of the medieval city center. Its central hilly location provides fantastic views of the right bank of the river Limmat and the university campus. Chess and petanque are played on a continuous […]
St. Moritz (town) – located 2 ½ hours (203 km) southeast of Zürich, this is an alpine resort town best-known for hosting the Winter Olympics. Located 1,856 meters above sea level, St. Moritz is also known for its mineral springs, which were discovered 3,000 years ago and established the town as a summer spa resort […]