Switzerland

Tips and Articles in Switzerland

7:30 a.m. I throw open the windows in my tidy room ($100) at the Hotel Alphorn on the edge of Gstaad and stick out my head like a cuckoo from a clock. The air is crisp and cool, and I have a spectacular view of the surrounding mountains. 7:45 a....
Brothers Markus and Daniel Freitag got the inspiration for their cult messenger bags—crafted from truck tarpaulins, car seat belts, and tire inner tubes—by watching 10,000 trucks a day whiz by their apartment near Switzerland’s high-speed transit ...
Taj Mahal Emperor Shah Jahan, in 1632, commissioned this most famous of all mausoleums for his favorite wife, Mumtaz. One of the greatest examples of Moghul architecture—a marriage of Hindu, Persian, and Islamic design—the Taj sits amid serene...
Picture this. The sun is setting as you and your amour exchange vows on the banks of the Seine. It's romantic, but are you ready to spend 40 days in France fulfilling the residency requirement? Under U.S. statutes, a marriage performed abroad is ...
British entrepreneur Simon Woodroffe, the man behind the hip Yo! Sushi restaurant chain, was on a flight from Kuwait to London four years ago when he had an idea. "I was lying in my British Airways flat bed thinking about the sort of hotel I wante...
England Glyndebourne Festival Opera (May 19–August 27; 44-127/381-3813; www.glyndebourne.com) Six productions set in the English countryside. Evening dress is customary. Tips: Lifelong members often snag the best tickets by the time the box off...
DESTINATION Zurich, Switzerland HIGH SEASON April to August AVERAGE FIVE-STAR HOTEL ROOM RATE $530 AVERAGE COST OF A COCKTAIL AT A HOTEL BAR $15 BARGAIN 10 truffles from Confiserie Sprüngli, $7 (21 Bahnhofstrasse; 41-44/224-4646) WORTH THE SPLURGE...
Golf | Shopping PALM SPRINGS A getaway for the winter weary, who come for hot days, cool nights, and 100-plus golf courses, Palm Springs is undergoing a makeover. To wit, the Parker Palm Springs (4200 E. Palm Canyon Dr.; 800/543-4300; www.thepa...
See our slideshow of 10 River Cruises to Remember. A mirage vibrates on the sandy horizon. The scent of African roses perfumes the air. Water buffalo grunt and graze on the grassy banks of the Nile as ancient Pyramids cast their shadows. These ma...
Swiss Guest House, Bumthang, Bhutan "It's this sliver of Western civilization in the middle of nowhere, and you can get a terrific cappuccino and Swiss fondue." Karsumphe; 011-975/363-1145. Transit Lounge, Dubai International Airport "There's g...