Switzerland

Tips and Articles in Switzerland

Reader's FindAnya von Bremzen's article on restaurants in Switzerland [Food, July] was outstanding; it provides my wife and me with new choices for our annual visits to that beautiful country. One stop we already consider a must is in the vi...
On a clear spring morning after a rain, St. Moritz looks scrubbed and snappy, an aging boulevardier fresh from a good steam. The international cocktail crowd and their polyglot winter have given way to a season of Romansh, the intriguing local dia...
The sun is hot. I'm on my butt—again—and staring up at the most incredible blue sky. Diana's down the slope, perched on her skis, waiting for me. A pack of colorful skiers schuss by as gracefully as gazelles, and for the thousandth time this week ...
Hot on the heels of his much talked-about Culture & Conference Center in Lucerne, architect Jean Nouvel has again descended on the sleepy Swiss city. In an Art Nouveau town house, Nouvel's The Hotel has 25 rooms rife with his signature high-tech t...
Earlier this year, after a long and bloody battle, the executives at Air France raised the white flag. Faced with a plummeting share of the Paris-to-Brussels market, the airline abandoned that route. Instead, it rebooked passengers on the high-spe...
Most certainly, I would spend some time in Bellagio, Italy, on Lake Como. What could be better than dining alfresco on the region's best food under rows of lime trees, and gazing at the aquamarine lake while sipping Chianti?It's heaven. Linda Pa...
Whether they're villas, castles, châteaux, or schlosses, most hotels have yet to firm up their festivities (not to mention prices). But you can bet you'll get the royal treatment. Austria Hotel Schloss Fuschl takes the torte when it comes to New...
Only four years ago, the train trip from London to Paris was an all-day ordeal, with a ferry ride in the middle -- brightened only by the sight of Dover's white cliffs. Today you can hop a train at Waterloo Station in London, arrive at Paris's Gar...
ALEXANDRA PENNEY, author of How to Make Love to a Man and Sexiest Sex of AllPlanning a trip for my fiancé's 50th birthday (at the time he was just my boyfriend), I asked him whether he preferred Venice or Paris. A surfer, he wanted to go where the...
I've just checked into La Bergère, a cool new hotel in Maastricht. My room is wonderfully minimal—I designed it that way. Yes, designed. When making my reservation, I was asked what furniture I'd like in addition to a bed and armchair. As I was on...
For an hour we had been dipping in and out of a series of long gestational tunnels on the highway out of Zurich, marveling at the neatness of the landscape. The rolling hills were a kind of sound track—delicate, like chamber music. We entered one ...
Switzerland's third-largest city has often been overshadowed by its flashier neighbors, Geneva and Zürich. But Basel—located right where France and Germany intersect—has a cosmopolitan flair all its own. Young designers are transforming neglected ...
"Do you want sheets with that?" could be the question from behind the counter now that the golden arches have spread over another area of the service industry. Two McDonald's "value" hotels are expected to open in Switzerland in spring 2001: a 211...
Engines buzzing, the great craft tilts upward and begins to rise. As the ground falls away, the verdant slopes and rocky outcroppings resolve into the craggy splendor of the Swiss Alps. A moment later the ship levels off once more, gliding with st...
Italy | Austria | Switzerland | France Why This Is the Year To Go Skiing the storied slopes of Europe is not about racking up vertical feet or racing to catch the first chairlift of the day. It's about taking in the magic of the mountains—fr...