Tips & Tricks
Lugano – this Swiss town is located on Lake Lugano. As part of the Italian-speaking canton of Ticino, it is only 70 km from Milan. Now one of the main financial centers of the country, it’s also packed with culture and boasts three cathedrals. It’s been dubbed the ‘Monte Carlo of Switzerland’ due to its […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
The Matterhorn – this famed Swiss mountain is located on the Swiss-Italian border, standing at 4,478 meters (14,690 ft.), which makes it one of the highest peaks in the Alps, and is reputed to be the most photographed mountain in the world. Even today the ascent of the Matterhorn is very challenging and can […]