Switzerland
  • World's highest cableway opens in Switzerland… and it's Swarovski crystal-encrusted

    World's highest cableway opens in Switzerland… and it's Swarovski crystal-encrusted

    If heights don't bother you and you have a self-confessed love of glamour, head to Switzerland's Zermatt for your end-of-year escape. Featuring 250,000 Swarovski crystals, a newly opened cableway that leads to the Matterhorn Glacier Paradise is also the world's highest… and it features a see-through floor. Now that's taking style to new heights!

  • New Null Stern-inspired hotel opens in Swiss alps

    New Null Stern-inspired hotel opens in Swiss alps

    When the open-air Null Stern Hotel opened in 2016, we all said "Hey now". A hotel with no walls? Would anyone stay there? It seems someone did, with the Insta-ready hotel attracting guests from across the globe. Capturing the world's attention once again, the brains behind the controversial hotel have collaborated with Switzerland's Toggenburg Tourism to create a similar new concept – Zero Real Estate. 

  • This pop-up hotel series lets you stay in quirky locations (like a medieval castle!)

    This pop-up hotel series lets you stay in quirky locations (like a medieval castle!)

    If you like your accommodation to be on the quirky side, head to Switzerland before August. Switzerland Tourism has launched a series of fabulous pop-up hotels in a range of unique locations not usually associated with overnight stays. From a fishing cabin at Fishcergalgen in Basel to a 14th-century fairytale-like fortified tower, these offerings are truly special.

  • New self-guided Switzerland tours help you dine like a local

    New self-guided Switzerland tours help you dine like a local

    If you've always wanted to 'dine like a local' in one of the world's most romantic destinations, make your way to Switzerland. Thoughtfully compiled by locals, Switzerland Tourism has launched a new culinary campaign that lets couples sample the best of the nation's foodie hotspots. 

  • Switzerland a popular choice for Australian travellers

    Switzerland a popular choice for Australian travellers

    Australian travellers are falling in love with Switzerland, with a growth in overnight visitors to the land of peaks, cheese, clocks and chocolates.

  • See Switzerland for less with these travel hacks

    See Switzerland for less with these travel hacks

    Couples who want to visit Switzerland without breaking the bank, take note. The Alpine wonderland can be an affordable destination to visit with these clever hacks.

  • Experience Swiss Culture at Switzerland's Historic Unspunnen Festival

    Experience Swiss Culture at Switzerland's Historic Unspunnen Festival

    Set to attract a record 150,000 visitors, Switzerland's highly anticipated Unspunnen Festival will offer couples the chance to experience the nation's culture in one of its most scenic destinations. Held in Interlaken, in the foothills of the Eiger, Monach and Jungfrau summits, the festival will see locals come together in traditional costumes to take part in a range of cultural activities. 

  • Why Switzerland is the place to go for 'getting back to nature'

    Why Switzerland is the place to go for 'getting back to nature'

    Summer is in full swing in the Northern hemisphere and Switzerland is encouraging travellers to take advantage of the season and get back to nature. 

  • An Alpine Adventure: Aboard Switzerland's Grand Train Tour

    An Alpine Adventure: Aboard Switzerland's Grand Train Tour

    On a leg of the Grand Train Tour between Lucerene and Interlaken, I'm constantly spellbound by the scene passing by. So far, our train has hugged snow-capped mountains dotted with cows and sped between ramrod-straight thickets of trees, only to round a sharp bend that drops us in even more aching beauty. Add to the mix tiny stone churches and smattering of chalets gathered at the edge of a placid lakes and you've got Switzerland's Grand Train Tour. 

  • Romance, history and comfort in Switzerland

    Romance, history and comfort in Switzerland

     

    There’s no question that Switzerland holds a long-standing and solid reputation for its world-class hospitality and services. From budget accommodation options to five-star luxuries, your stay in Switzerland will always inevitably be of a very high standard.

  • Fall in Love with Switzerland's Most Romantic Pools

    Fall in Love with Switzerland's Most Romantic Pools

    From spectacular scenery and nostalgic train rides to cosy Alpine chalets and fondue by the fireplace, everything the heart desires for a romantic holiday is in Switzerland. No holiday is complete without a pool with a view, of course, where you can both relax after the day’s activities and soak in more of the surrounding beauty. 

  • Free Books and Beer on Swiss Trains

    Free Books and Beer on Swiss Trains

    Free books and beer – what more could you ask for? In Switzerland, this is now the reality for passengers travelling on the Swiss Travel System. 

  • Discover How to Make the Most of Switzerland

    Discover How to Make the Most of Switzerland

    At 41,000 square kilometres, about two-thirds the size of Tasmania, it’s blissfully possible to see the diversity of Switzerland in a relatively short time. Linda Moon joins Tourism Switzerland’s Grand Tour to check out the best sights of the country…

  • Zip-Line from a Swiss Mountain

    Zip-Line from a Swiss Mountain

    There's a brand-new attraction in the Jungfrau region of Switzerland called the Grindelwald First Cliff Walk Summit Trail and it's a doozy. Here, you can zip-line for 800 metres, jump on a scooter to explore the rocky range or dangle precariously on a rope bridge on the First Walkway, giving yourselves vertigo by looking down at the sheer rock face. 

  • 007 Walk of Fame Opens

    007 Walk of Fame Opens

     A new 007 Walk of Fame has opened at Schilthorn, the 2,970m-high summit above Mürren in Switzerland.

  • Switzerland Introduces Highest Whisky Trek in the World

    Switzerland Introduces Highest Whisky Trek in the World

    Whisky lovers rejoice – you can now enjoy the stunning surrounds of Switzerland's historical Appenzell on a whisky trek 2,502m above sea level, discovering the traditional methods of whisky production.

  • Celebrating the Matterhorn

    Celebrating the Matterhorn

    On 14 July it will be 150 years since the first people stood on the summit of what is probably the most photographed mountain in the world, the Matterhorn.

  • Celebrating 150 Years of Winter Tourism at Switzerland's Matterhorn

    Celebrating 150 Years of Winter Tourism at Switzerland's Matterhorn

    Switzerland is known as being the original birth place of winter tourism, and it's now celebrating 150 years of that tradition.

  • Fall in love in Switzerland

    Fall in love in Switzerland

     

    It's 5.30 on a summer morning in Switzerland, and we're standing in a paddock as the sun starts to climb above the surrounding mountains and hills. In front of us, a hot air balloon is slowly inflating, and when all preparations are completed, we step into the reassuringly sturdy basket and slowly begin to rise through the clear, chilly air. 

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