A fun afternoon at the Artisan Glass Factory on Lake Lucerne

This is one of the excursions that I like to do when we have families visiting us in Switzerland. It is not expensive and offers a nice experience for visitors of all ages. The glass factory is called “Glasi Hergiswil” and is located directly along the main street of the small Hergiswil village. It is…

Nude Hiking. Is this a new trend? Really?

Today, I will share a rather funny story instead of providing you with a true must-not-miss Switzerland travel tip. Or maybe you think differently? I don’t know. I leave that up to you. Recently, we visited the town of Appenzell during one of our weekend road trips. The Kanton (province) of Appenzell and the town…

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…

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….