Tips & Tricks
Lucerne (city) — located 45 minutes (51 km) south of Zürich, this city (which is alongside Lake Lucerne) is considered the gateway to central Switzerland. Lucerne is the ideal starting point for many excursions to the highlights of central Switzerland. A trip up one of Lucerne’s regional mountains, the Pilatus or the Rigi – the […]
Lugano – this Swiss town is located on Lake Lugano. As part of the Italian-speaking canton of Ticino, it is only 70 km from Milan. Now one of the main financial centers of the country, it’s also packed with culture and boasts three cathedrals. It’s been dubbed the ‘Monte Carlo of Switzerland’ due to its […]
Lindenhof Hill (Zürich) – this is Zürich’s oldest public park facility and can only be reached on foot through the narrow alleyways of the medieval city center. Its central hilly location provides fantastic views of the right bank of the river Limmat and the university campus. Chess and petanque are played on a continuous […]
Montreux Jazz Festival – this town is famous for its annual Jazz Festival, which will take place between June 29 and July 14th this year. In addition to jazz enthusiasts, rock music fans will appreciate the 3-meter statue of Freddie Mercury (the late front man of the rock band Queen) with a view of Lake […]
Stadion Letzigrund (Zürich) – this is a popular arena that holds 50,000 seats (in operation since 2007). Home of the local football teams FC Zürich and Grasshopper Club Zürich, this arena also holds various rock and pop music events, such as Bruce Springsteen, Coldplay, Rihanna, U2, and many others.
Open Air St.Gallen Festival – this event (held every June near the provincial town of St. Gallen) is one of Switzerland’s largest and longest-running open air musical festivals (attracting over 100,000 spectators a year). This site act as both an outdoor concert venue and a camp site (permitting attendees to set camp and sleep over). […]