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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…
Best Day trips from Geneva

Best Day trips from Geneva

Geneva is the second-largest city in Switzerland. It is known for cheerful, welcoming locals, many traditional festivities (like the three-week-long Geneva Music Festival with many free outdoor concerts around town) and world’s largest Flower Clock, located in Geneva’s English Garden. The city’s major tourist attractions also include the over-hundred-years-old botanical garden and the Tavel House; one of Geneva’s oldest architectural structures, currently hosting a museum dedicated to the local history and the rural lives; from the Middle Ages to the 19th century. With this guide, we want to lead you through amazing day trips from Geneva Switzerland. Leave the urban bustle behind and start exploring! 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 forget to get Travel Insurance,…
Where to stay in Zurich

Where to stay in Zurich

Zurich is the global center of the banking and finance industries, so it’s a very business-oriented town that sees a lot of business travelers. For leisure travelers, there are still many reasons to visit Zurich, however finding cheap hotels in Zurich can be a problem. Despite the high prices, a Zurich Switzerland summer visit is worth the price. Once you see the sparkling waters of Lake Zurich, the charming streets of Old Town and the distant views of the Swiss Alps, you can’t help but fall in love with Zurich. With this guide, we can help you decide the best area to stay in Zurich, and recommend hotels in Zurich for every budget. We will cover off all types of Zurich accommodation options from Hostels to luxury Zurich hotels as well as how to decide where to stay in Zurich, the best Zurich hotels, best places in Zurich to visit,…
Where to stay in Interlaken

Where to stay in Interlaken

For a home base in the Bernese Oberland, you can’t beat Interlaken in Switzerland. The “Land Between the Lakes” sits on a narrow strip of land between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz, surrounded by towering mountains. The Interlaken area is a dream for outdoor adventure enthusiasts, with boating, swimming, hiking, skiing, and so many more options, right at your doorstep. Deciding where to stay in Interlaken Switzerland can be challenging as there are just so many amazing Interlaken hotels and resorts. We’ve put together a guide to help you decide where to stay in Interlaken, with Interlaken accommodation options for every budget.  We will cover off all types of Interlaken accommodation options from Hostels to luxury Interlaken hotels as well as how to decide where to stay in Interlaken, the best Interlaken hotels, best places in Interlaken to visit, the best places to stay in Interlaken, hotels near Interlaken attractions,…
Where to stay in Geneva, Switzerland

Where to stay in Geneva, Switzerland

Geneva is Switzerland’s second largest city, and the largest city in the French-speaking region of Switzerland. Situated along the southern shore of Lac Leman, also called Lake Geneva, Geneva is also home to the United Nations and the Red Cross. With easy access to the Swiss Alps, Southern France and Italy, Geneva is a multicultural city sure to wow any visitors. Whether you are deciding where to stay in Geneva for two nights or a week, determining what neighborhood to stay in Geneva is the first step in planning your Geneva vacation. With a breakdown of the most popular neighborhoods in Geneva, and suggestions of the best Geneva hotels, we’ll help you find the best place to stay in Geneva. And while Switzerland is notoriously expensive, with a little bit of research and planning, it is possible to find a few cheap hotels in Geneva. We will cover off all…