Switzerland

Tips and Articles in Switzerland

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...
Everything tastes better on vacation, but that holds especially true for cheese. Do the Camembert and Brie you buy at home have less flavor, depth, and complexity than you remember them having in France?A lot of that has to do with U.S.D.A. import...
For most visitors to the Continent, going off the beaten path means finding a restaurant that's not yet in the guidebooks. But Europe is, in fact, the birthplace of adventure sports. Mountaineering was invented here—people have been going to the A...
St.-Moritz is not your average ski resort. It's the kind of place where polo tournaments are played on a frozen lake and sponsored by Cartier. Where you need a letter of recommendation to sled with the tobogganing club. Where the gear on the slope...
Most of Switzerland's spas embrace a European medical tradition, but Le Montreux Palace's recently opened Amrita Wellness approaches healthy living from the East. The opulent 1906 palace hotel has an underground tunnel that leads to a sanctuary of...
Two fish have taken up temporary residence on my wrist: one is covered in yellow sapphires, the other with rubies, and they're both swimming around under the crystal of a watch I am trying on at the Chopard shop on Geneva's Rue du Rhône. This watc...
Immersing yourself in the culture may be a great way to see Europe, sure, but each of these new spas has created a universe unto itself—which may make you consider not venturing beyond the property boundaries at all. SWITZERLAND Complimentary foot...
Edited by Amy Farley We partnered with Conservation International to develop a comprehensive green-hotel assessment test to learn what properties around the world are doing to conserve water and energy, eliminate waste, and support their local ha...
You may never have heard of Haeftling (German for "prisoner"), but it's becoming a fashion house—make that fashion big house. Jails in Germany and Switzerland are putting inmates to work, creating jackets, bags, and, most recently, a line of women...
The Swiss are renowned for their caution and reserve, but as you emerge from the train station in Lucerne the exuberance of the city strikes you with breathtaking force: Here, before you, is the celebrated lake, with its glittering surface and und...
I'll start with a confession. For the better part of 20 years I've been carrying on a string of illicit rendezvous in various corners of the world. The locations have largely been familiar, the names recognizable, and the inte...
High in the Swiss Alps, two new spas are looking beyond their borders for holistic inspiration. The 136-room Palace Luzern (10 Haldenstrasse, Lucerne; 41-41/416-1616; www.palace-luzern.ch; doubles from $430; treatments from $100) has six s...
BEACH WHERE: Grand Cayman WHY: The Ritz-Carlton drafted the equivalent of the NBA Dream Team for its new Grand Cayman resort, scheduled to debut this month. The starting lineup: celebrity chef Eric Ripert, opening two restaurants (one formal, ...
The expression "everything old is new again" fits Lausanne to a T. One of Switzerland's smallest cities, it has always been a haven for discreetly wealthy and flamboyantly famous Europeans (Mozart liked to play at the town hall; Lord Byron wrote p...
See our slideshow of the World’s Highest Hotels. High in Peru’s Andes Mountains, nearly 8,000 feet above sea level, you start to feel the onset of what locals call mal de montaña—altitude sickness. Your head pounds, your body feels weak, and your...