Video artist Pipilotti Rist at Kunsthaus Zurich

Kunsthaus is one of the important art museums in Switzerland. Besides the permanent collection, the museum always features special exhibitions of international artists. These exhibitions range from Claude Monet to contemporary video artists. One of those video artists is Pipilotti Rist. Born 1962 in Switzerland, she became an internationally renowned pioneer in video art in…

Whisky Trekking in Switzerland

Switzerland is not necessarily known for its whisky. But that’s wrong. Locher, one of the local Appenzell beer breweries, started making whisky back in 1999. Today, Locher sells six different types of Säntis malt. And they came up with a brilliant idea: The Whisky Trek around the Appenzell Alps.

Original Swiss Cheese Fondue Receipe

Cheese Lovers listen up! Here comes an original Swiss Cheese fondue receipe. I will explain what kind of equipment you will need, what to shop – including alternative suggestions – and how to prepare the cheese fondue.   The most important piece of equipment that you will need is the pan. In Switzerland we use ceramic pans…

A visit to Victorinox Pocket Knifes

If you are travelling through Switzerland and looking for a fun excursion, I recommend to plan for a stop-over in Brunnen, a small town on the shores of Lake Lucerne. The town itself is quite busy in summer and very quiet in Winter. You can either arrive by train or by car. In case you…

The perfect Saturday lunch in Zurich

Yesterday, was on of those Saturdays. We had no real plans, so we decided to run a few errands and to shop for the latest and greatest fashion that had arrived in shops downtown. I am usually not a big shopper but occasionally I really enjoy it. Yesterday I was in the mood for it….

Does size really matter?

Today is the perfect day to get spoiled. It’s grey and ugly outside. Let’s go downtown and have some coffee and cake. Our destination for this afternoon is Sprüngli, the traditional and most famous café in Zurich. Sprüngli is located on the corner of Paradeplatz/Bahnhofstrasse and was founded in 1836. It has been and still is an institution…

Finding Heidi

Heidi is probably the most popular Swiss girl ever.  If you want to find out what’s behind the story of the happy orphan girl who wins over everyone’s heart, you will need to visit two places in Switzerland: Hirzel in Kanton Zurich and Maienfeld in Kanton Graubuenden. Heidi was translated into more than 50 languages…

Let’s get started

Hello and pleased to meet you! This is my very first blog post. It is a project that I wanted to take on for a long time. With this year’s New Year resolutions, I finally got started. The purpose of this blog is to capture all the nice places and to share my experiences in…