It’s 8am in Weggis on Lake Lucerne and our guide Roland stands at the bus stop across from the Post Weggis hotel waiting for the 8.04am bus. Around 45 seconds past 8.04am the bus arrives and I suggest the bus is late and the whole Swiss system is about to collapse.
The guests dining at the Badrutt’s Palace Hotel in St Moritz, Switzerland aren’t the only noteworthy subjects in the room. The walls of Le Restaurant, with its 100-year old dining room, are adorned with an historic and valuable wallpaper known as ‘Eldorado’.
The European winter is in full swing and – not that you really need an excuse – here’s a great reason to linger on for just one more day. Euro Rail is offering travellers with a four-day Swiss Pass or four-day Swiss Saver Pass in first class a bonus day to take in the stunning winter wonderland of Switzerland.
With the drop in temperature, winter sport enthusiasts are itching to hit the slopes. From the subarctic wilderness of Sweden to the vast reaches of the Swiss Alps, here are some of Lunch Mag’s favourite winter hideouts.
Zurich's first ever casino is set to open in just a few short weeks, with hundreds of slot mahcines and over 20 gaming tables, it will be targeted towards top-end corporate travellers. Housed in the Haus Ober building and under the artistic direction of Steelman Partners, a well-known architect and design firm in the casino [...]
Oct 19 2012 | Posted in Switzerland
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Switzerland will open its very first 25Hours Hotel in Zurich on 8 November this year.
Sep 21 2012 | Posted in Hotels
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Mount Titlis conjures images of delicate white snow, breathtaking 360 degree panoramic views of Engelberg and skiers flying down the mountain left, right and centre. Now when people think of Mount Titlis they’ll also think of something else: a 100-metre-long suspension bridge which sits 3000 metres above sea level. Titlis Rotair has started building this [...]
If you’re thinking of a ski holiday this European winter, now is a pretty good time to book as many hotels offer severely reduced rates on pre-Christmas skiing packages, when the slopes are relatively quiet and – if the last few years are any indication – some of the best snow is to be enjoyed. [...]
The runs up here in the Jungfrau (young bride) region of Switzerland’s Bernese Alps are some of Europe’s best for my money, with a vertical drop of over 3km in a few miles. And I love these names – they fall trippingly off the tongue: Come stand with me on the Kleine Scheidegg and gaze [...]
OK I’m not going to lie to you. I drink a fair bit. Which is how I got into a spot of bother in St Moritz. Nothing to do with the hotel I’m reviewing mind, which is fantastic by the way and I spent many, many happy hours ensconced in the Piano Bar telling yarns [...]