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Best Day Trips from Zurich

Best Day Trips from Zurich

Located at the foothills of the magnificent Swiss Alps, known world-wide for the exquisite chocolate and the tranquil lake in its centre, Zurich is a popular destination for tourists visiting Switzerland. Yes, it is a gourmet capital known for its cheese and wines, but going to Zurich you can also expect a wide offer of cultural activities and events. Tour around the many art galleries, visit the city’s parks and wander around the cobbled alleyways admiring the architecture of Zurich’s old town. Football fans would want to visit the FIFA Museum and avid shoppers will not be disappointed with Zurich’s boutique offer either. With loads to explore within the city, there are even more amazing Swiss attractions waiting just a day trip away! Let us guide you through the best day trips from Zurich! Plan your trip to Switzerland Need data for your trip to Switzerland? We use Tep Wireless…
Ultimate Travel Guide to Lucerne

Ultimate Travel Guide to Lucerne

Lucerne is Switzerland’s sixth-largest city so while it doesn’t get as many visitors as the more popular Zurich or Geneva, it’s still a fantastic place for a city break or well-worth including on a longer Switzerland itinerary. There are plenty of things to do in Lucerne without hordes of tourists, so it has a more local, relaxed feel.  Plus, Lucerne is surrounded by mountains, specifically Mount Rigi and Mount Pilatus on either side. And if that doesn’t make Lucerne picturesque enough, the city is situated on the River Reuss and on Lake Lucerne which is the fourth largest lake in Switzerland. The lake has lots of bends and turns, allowing epic views across several of Switzerland’s snowy mountain ranges. Within the city itself, Lucerne or Luzern as it’s known locally has plenty of cultural activities like the Swiss Museum of Transport, which is Switzerland’s most popular museum. Lucerne is the perfect…
16 Things to do in Lausanne - That People Actually Do!

16 Things to do in Lausanne – That People Actually Do!

Lausanne is an elegant city in the French-speaking part of Switzerland, and the second-largest city on the picturesque shores of Lake Geneva. The medieval streets of the Old Town are lined with charming shopfronts and inviting cafes, while the chic lakeside neighbourhoods like Ouchy and Flon offer a more urban and scenic perspective of Lausanne. Despite the abundance of historic architecture, the city has a youthful feel thanks to its sizeable university population. Easily accessible via train from larger Swiss cities like Geneva and Zurich, Lausanne makes for a wonderful getaway no matter the season. With a walkable central area and a simple two-line metro system, this relatively small city is a breeze to get around and explore on your own. If you’re interested in visiting this breathtaking city in the future, keep reading to find out what you can expect to get up to here. Here are 16 things…
Ultimate Travel Guide to Zermatt

Ultimate Travel Guide to Zermatt

Zermatt is a small ski village and region on the southern border of Switzerland neighbouring Italy and is the very essence of the term ‘winter wonderland.’ It’s so perfect and pristine that it resembles a film set rather than real life. Everywhere you look in Zermatt, all you can see is snowy peaks, pine trees and cosy wooden ski chalets with everyone either relaxing with a hot chocolate in hand or pounding down mountains having the time of their lives. Most visitors heading to Zermatt will want to see the Matterhorn mountain, which is famous for several reasons, including being the mountain on the wrapper of Toblerone chocolate bars and a ride at Disneyworld but there are plenty of other Zermatt winter activities and fun things to do. Aside from all the amazing adrenaline-inducing winter sports such as skiing, snowboarding and hiking, there are some epic panoramic viewpoints, shopping streets…
Where to Stay in Basel

Where to Stay in Basel

Basel is a beautiful medieval city on the Rhine River in northern Switzerland near the French and German borders.  Switzerland’s third-largest city is often overlooked for the larger cities of Geneva and Zurich or the smaller towns of Lucern, Bern, or any of several villages in the Swiss Alps. However, Basel is a lovely city worth a few nights on your Central European tour. The city is best known for art and has a lively cultural scene. When planning your visit, there are many hotels in Basel Switzerland to choose from. Let us help you find the best area to stay in Basel, with Basel hotels for each price range and travel style.  We will cover off all types of Basel accommodation options from Hostels to luxury Basel hotels as well as how to decide where to stay in Basel, the best Basel hotels, best places in Basel to visit, the…
16 Things to do in Bern - That People Actually Do !

16 Things to do in Bern – That People Actually Do !

As the fourth-largest city in Switzerland, Bern is a relatively small destination in a picture-perfect setting. With historic Old Town architecture surrounded by the stunning Aare River and the snow-capped Bernese Oberland mountains nearby, it’s easy to fall in love with the beauty of Bern.  Although most tourists would think of Zurich or Geneva as the country’s capital, Bern is actually the unofficial capital city of Switzerland. It’s also the home of the famous Toblerone chocolate! From fascinating museums to year-round cultural events and festivals, you’ll be surprised at what this quaint city has to offer. Ready to find out the top Bern, Switzerland attractions and activities? Here are 16 things to do in Bern, Switzerland. Plan your trip to Switzerland Need data for your trip to Switzerland? We use Tep Wireless which offers unlimited data for $8 per day. Travelling King readers can get 10% off using the discount…
Ultimate Travel Guide to Lausanne

Ultimate Travel Guide to Lausanne

Lausanne is Switzerland’s fourth-largest city and resides on Lake Geneva (or Lac Léman to the French and locals) across the French border from Évian-les-Bains. While most avid travellers will have heard about Geneva, the other major city on the shores of the lake, Lausanne is far less frequented by travellers. It’s a historic, picturesque and youthful city in Switzerland that has a lot to offer those looking for an exciting city break. But if you have already heard of Lausanne (Lausanne pronunciation is simply ‘law-san’), that’s probably because this city is home to the International Olympic Committee HQ and it even has an Olympic museum. Around one-third of the citizens are students meaning Lausanne’s nightlife, especially around the Flon district, is the best in the country and there are always lots of events and things to do. Ultimately, Lausanne is a fantastic city for an offbeat, exciting city break if…
17 Things to do in Interlaken - That People Actually Do!

17 Things to do in Interlaken – That People Actually Do!

The scenic paradise of Interlaken, Switzerland is a nature lover’s dream. Meaning “between lakes” in German, Interlaken is fittingly located in the middle of Lake Thun and Lake Brienz. Nestled into the highlands of the Bernese Alps, this picturesque resort town offers a myriad of outdoor adventures. Although the majority of things to do in Interlaken are outside, you can have a wonderful time here no matter the season. In this article, you’ll discover the variety of activities available in this idyllic Swiss town. So, keep reading for 17 things to do in Interlaken, Switzerland and be inspired to book a trip as soon as possible! Plan your trip to Switzerland Need data for your trip to Switzerland? We use Tep Wireless which offers unlimited data for $8 per day. Travelling King readers can get 10% off using the discount code TRAVELLINGKING on check out. Don't be an idiot! Make…
Ultimate Travel Guide to Interlaken

Ultimate Travel Guide to Interlaken

The beautiful town of Interlaken sits within the wider Interlaken region in the achingly beautiful Swiss Alps. As its name would suggest, Interlaken is literally a town between two lakes: Lake Thun to the west and Lake Brienz to the east. It’s a popular skiing hub full of postcard-perfect ski resorts where you can ski and snowboard as well as hike, snowshoe, paraglide and many other fantastic winter sports activities. The Jungfrau-Aletsch UNESCO world heritage site is right in the middle of the Interlaken region thanks to the three main peaks which are Eiger, Mönch, and Jungfrau. The Aletsch Glacier, which is the largest glacier in the Alps, is also part of the heritage site and home to the magical Ice Palace carved within the glacier itself. There is so much to see and enjoy in Interlaken even if you’re not a fan of winter sports such as cycling, caving,…
Ultimate Travel Guide to Bern

Ultimate Travel Guide to Bern

Bern, the Swiss capital is a hidden gem and not on the agenda of most visitors to Switzerland. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is where you can discover a perfectly-preserved and undeniably charming medieval city with a small town feel. The city which is surrounded by the winding River Aare is referred to by the Swiss as “Altstadt” meaning “the Old Town” because it dates back to the 12th century and maintains the same layout today as it did when it was built. Here in Bern you will be able to walk through quaint streets and cross bridges and feel as if you’ve been transported to another era. This city was once the seat of power in the old Swiss Confederacy and gathering power in 1353 it declared its independence as a state and led the Swiss Confederation. These days most of the power is held in Zurich and Geneva…