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Postcards from Marthalen: A Fairytale Village near Zurich

There is no denying the fact that Switzerland is replete with quaint towns and fairy tale villages that exude oodles of old world charm. Marthalen located in close proximity to Zurich is one such pretty town that known for its well preserved townscape. This region is also known as the green lung of the canton… Continue reading Postcards from Marthalen: A Fairytale Village near Zurich

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Einsiedeln Monastery – a Renowned Pilgrimage Site in Switzerland

Think Switzerland and it is not uncommon for one to conjure images of Alpine mountains with snow covered peaks, lush green meadows, pristine valleys and of course fairy tale villages. But did you know that this land-locked country is also home to a number of sacred pilgrimage sites? Well, there are number of them and… Continue reading Einsiedeln Monastery – a Renowned Pilgrimage Site in Switzerland

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Photoessay: Iseltwald – an Idyllic Paradise on the edge of Lake Brienz 

With mesmerizing mountains, azure blue lakes, verdant valleys, fairy tale like villages and breathtaking landscapes, Switzerland, at the risk of sounding cliched, is the epitome of enchanting beauty.  Located in the heart of Europe, this landlocked country offers the perfect blend of natural beauty, bucolic charm coupled with contemporary urban luxury.  The recently released U.S. News… Continue reading Photoessay: Iseltwald – an Idyllic Paradise on the edge of Lake Brienz 

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On an Art Trail in Basel: A Haven for Art Lovers

Often dubbed as the cultural capital of Switzerland, Basel is a city that offers a kaleidoscope of sights spanning history, art, architecture and culture.  Known for its innumerable museums, heritage architecture and an engaging old town, Basel forms for a truly compelling visit.  Located about an hour’s drive from Zurich, Basel is also home to… Continue reading On an Art Trail in Basel: A Haven for Art Lovers

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Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum – Where Buildings Speak

Heritage houses, Alpine music, rural handicrafts, agricultural tools, yesteryear farmhouses, kitchens, hay lofts, cellars and more.  If this piques your interest, Ballenberg is the place for you.  Located just about 20 minutes from Brienz town centre, Ballenberg is the only open-air museum in Switzerland.  Incidentally, it is also the largest museum in the country, spread… Continue reading Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum – Where Buildings Speak

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Photoessay: Tulip Festival in Morges, Switzerland

Think tulips and the mind immediately thinks of Amsterdam and the gorgeous Keukenhof gardens, the latter is a place that I am yet to visit. Viewing beds of tulips meticulously cultivated in gardens has always been my dream and when I heard about the Tulip festival in Morges in Switzerland, I could not be happier.… Continue reading Photoessay: Tulip Festival in Morges, Switzerland

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Photoessay: Giessbach Waterfalls (Giessbachfälle) – a Beautiful Spectacle on Brienz Lake

There is no denying the fact that Switzerland is a country replete with some of the most beautiful sights on the planet. Whether it is the mighty Alps, lush green meadows, historic buildings or the utterly stunning lakes, there is no dearth of magical landscapes when in the land of the Swiss. One such sight… Continue reading Photoessay: Giessbach Waterfalls (Giessbachfälle) – a Beautiful Spectacle on Brienz Lake

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Spring Diaries in Zurich: A Riot of Colour

Spring adds new life and new beauty to all that is – Jessica Harrelson Arguably one of the most beautiful seasons of the year, spring is all about colour, new beginnings and a sense of rejuvenation. Intrinsically associated with hope and life, spring literally sparks colour into everything. From fresh blooms to sunny skies, there… Continue reading Spring Diaries in Zurich: A Riot of Colour

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Trümmelbach Falls: an Awe-Inspiring Sight in Lauterbrunnen Valley

There is no denying the fact that Switzerland is a land of unparalleled natural beauty. Apart from its glorious mountains and picturesque lakes, did you know that it is home to the world’s only glacier waterfalls? Well, this is Trümmelbach falls for you. Located close to the fairy tale town of Lauterbrunnen in the Jungfrau… Continue reading Trümmelbach Falls: an Awe-Inspiring Sight in Lauterbrunnen Valley

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Five Christmas Markets to Visit in Switzerland

Unarguably the best time of the year, Christmas and the holiday season is just around the corner. A time for joy and celebration, Christmas time is indeed one of the most awaited seasons of the year. And one of the best places to celebrate this magical season is Switzerland.  From enjoying specially created winter wonderlands… Continue reading Five Christmas Markets to Visit in Switzerland