These chocolate factories in Switzerland offer tours for the public

Switzerland and chocolate are a match made in heaven. Everyone knows it, but few know how to experience the magic of chocolate firsthand in Switzerland. One of the top question we get is actually about chocolate factory tours in Switzerland. A common request goes something like this: “My in-laws from abroad are coming to town […]

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A candid look at the Swiss yodeling festival in Lachen

The curious Newly Swissed we are, we decided to check out the Zentralschweizer Jodlerfest, a yodeling festival in the historic town of Lachen. There, some 2000 contenders from the cantons of central Switzerland competed in various traditional Swiss sports, such as alphorn, flag spinning and yodeling. As we quickly found out, this event was no […]

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Here are Switzerland’s 12 UNESCO World Heritage Sites

When history converges with location and sheer beauty, the result is a place nothing short of significant. This magic formula applies for twelve sites throughout Switzerland that enjoy UNESCO World Heritage status. Those traveling to this alpine hideaway are advised to bring along their bucket list as they will be checking off one site after […]

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8 unique traditions you’ll not find outside of Switzerland

Switzerland has a worldwide rep for quality and precision. Hence, many of its export successes are either of high quality or of utmost precision (think wristwatches). In addition, there are some popular vices like absinthe or LSD which also have their roots in Switzerland. While they are proud of these export wonders, some might argue […]

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Swissness inside: 17 photographs of the iconic Swiss cross

Without a doubt, there are more patriotic countries than Switzerland. After all, the idea behind the Helvetic Republic is a collaboration among alpine states, each having their own identity and coat of armor. But yet, spotting the universally recognizable Swiss cross brings up emotions, and I don’t mean this in a patriotic way. It might […]

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16 Ways To Travel The World Without Leaving Switzerland

Dear readers, you don’t need to travel far to see the world. It’s all right here in Switzerland! Inspired by this and this round-up of exotic Swiss destinations, I asked my international group of authors: “Where does Switzerland not look like Switzerland?” Boy, did they share good some good ideas! From India to Hawaii, they […]

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Gelmerbahn, Switzerland’s unique Alpine Rollercoaster

The Gelmerbahn is many things at once: a rollercoaster, a hidden gem, an attraction in an unbeatable high-alpine scenery, a super steep funiculaire and a ride of a lifetime. The beauty of this unique rollercoaster is that it is easily reachable from Interlaken for an exciting, original and slightly off-the-beaten path experience you won’t regret. […]

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