Switzerland

Tips and Articles in Switzerland

Across Europe Abercrombie & Kent Villas Best For: Excursions; local staff; user-friendly website Five decades of experience as a luxury travel operator gave A&K a healthy head start with its 135-property villa-rental offshoot, which launched in...
The Omnia, Zermatt, Switzerland Sitting above one of Europe’s most celebrated ski villages, the Omnia forms an angular wood-and-glass apex that echoes the Matterhorn just beyond. A Modernist take on mountainside log cabins, the hotel is the visio...
Arosa, Switzerland | Durango, Colorado | Venice | Las Vegas | Honduras | Palm Springs | Madrid | Washington, D.C. Address Book PLUS New Year's around the globe, top ice rinks, holiday reflections, great movie theaters, and more. Arosa, Switz...
Trekking, Walking, and Biking Alpine Ascents Adrenaline-inducing mountaineering trips that tackle the world’s tallest peaks, including less extreme itineraries such as a seven-day hike up Tanzania’s Mount Kilimanjaro. 206/378-1927. T+L Trip...
Cleopatra was not the first to use valerian, a soothing flower found throughout the Austrian Alps, for her daily bathing rituals. The remedy ignited world trade routes as far back as 500 B.C. Ancient Romans also made a beeline for the mountains of...
For Jennifer Rubell—known for large-scale, food-centric projects such as Padded Cell, a room with walls made from 1,800 cones of cotton candy meant for viewers to eat—traveling is about uncovering off-the-radar places most people wouldn’t even thi...
Day 1: St. Gallen to Bezau (44 miles) Your first stop after the rental-car counter at Zurich’s Kloten Airport? The city of St. Gallen (90 minutes east) for a café mélange (black coffee topped with whipped cream) and a pastry (or two) at the 50-ye...
Great buildings interact with their surroundings in unexpected, dramatic ways—from ancient to postmodern, architecture has refigured the European landscape again and again. On the following pages, Michael Gorra tours the Rococo churches of Bavaria...
There was a time when, if you had told your friends that you were taking a trip to Bilbao, they would have wondered why you were going to a shabby, terrorism-scarred Spanish city. Nowadays, they'd envy you for visiting the world's most talked-abou...
Madonna has teamed up with fashion friends Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana to design a collection of MDG sunglasses (from $290). All six styles, in a range of different colors, have an oversize, wraparound look, but “are also very feminine,...
At the top of Piz Nair, the weather seems different, imported from another planet maybe. The raw and menacing peaks—10,000 feet tall—loom over us like something out of an IMAX movie, close enough to touch. The air is thin and cold; wind whips snow...
SwitzerlandThe Resort: Grindelwald This storybook village in the picturesque Bernese Oberland is home to the towering Wetterhorn and Eiger mountains and near the Jungfrau (now a UNESCO-protected natural World Heritage site), which have long attr...
Five o'clock tea at the Beau-Rivage hotel. Finger sandwiches and shortbread, fruitcake and tarts, warm raisin scones and pots of strawberry jam. At one table, an Englishwoman of a certain age, powdered and Jaegered, finally gets her husband's a...
A few years ago, Canadians Terry and Carole Baker vacationed in St. Genis, France and stayed in a place with a kitchen, washer/dryer, and a balcony overlooking the Jura Mountains. They’ve also stayed in a 4,000-square-foot, 18th-floor condo in Pen...
Chile and Argentina T+L Travel Agent Advisory Board (TAAB) agent Paul Niskanen, of Cruise Masters/Concierge Travel Advisors, has been sending clients down Chile’s southern coast on Holland America itineraries for vastly reduced rates since the ...