Your ultimate guide to Switzerland

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How to have a great staycation this summer in Switzerland
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How to have a great staycation this summer in Switzerland

Here’s our pick of some of the very best things to do on the ultimate staycation.

Who needs tropical beaches? Swiss staycations dominate 2020 holiday plans in new research
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Who needs tropical beaches? Swiss staycations dominate 2020 holiday plans in new research

Stay put and enjoy Switzerland’s own charms this summer

Switzerland’s social distancing rules explained and how to go out right now
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Switzerland’s social distancing rules explained and how to go out right now

We’ve outlined some of the key points to help you on your way out of lockdown.

5 great family friendly experiences in Switzerland
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5 great family friendly experiences in Switzerland

Great activities from around the country, for whenever you plan your next adventure. 

Essential Swiss city experiences in summer
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Essential Swiss city experiences in summer

Things to do this summer ( with social distancing in mind)

The best of Switzerland

The 21 best things to do in Switzerland
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The 21 best things to do in Switzerland

Get exploring with our essential things to do in Switzerland hit list.

35 fun things to do in Switzerland
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35 fun things to do in Switzerland

Discover some of the most fun things to, see and experience in Switzerland

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Switzerland’s social distancing rules explained and how to go out right now
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Switzerland’s social distancing rules explained and how to go out right now

We’ve outlined some of the key to help you navigate the new normal.

Quarantine apartments and mountain messaging: how Switzerland’s luxury hotels and ski resorts are reacting to lockdown
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Quarantine apartments and mountain messaging: how Switzerland’s luxury hotels and ski resorts are reacting to lockdown

How local attractions have reacted to lockdown

Time Out Switzerland selects the best online music for isolation times
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Time Out Switzerland selects the best online music for isolation times

Music we are locked onto during lockdown

Switzerland is officially the most expensive country in the world to live in
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Switzerland is officially the most expensive country in the world to live in

Switzerland has been named as the most expensive country on the planet to live in. Surprised, at all? 

Are you living in Europe's best city for millennials?
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Are you living in Europe's best city for millennials?

Zurich and Geneva have been crowned two of the best cities for millennials. 

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The 21 best things to do in Switzerland
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The 21 best things to do in Switzerland

UNESCO-protected medieval town centres to world-class festivals - Swiss cities combine history and tradition with thriving contemporary culture. 

21 amazing things to do in Zurich
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21 amazing things to do in Zurich

Our favourite things to do in Zurich

17 great things to do in Lausanne
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17 great things to do in Lausanne

Unmissable activities and experiences in Lausanne

16 eerie pictures of Switzerland's secret bunkers
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16 eerie pictures of Switzerland's secret bunkers

When it comes to describing the Swiss' determination to prepare for the worst case scenario, no idiom rings truer than: "In time of peace, prepare for war". Of course, Switzerland hasn't been engaged in a military conflict for over 150 years, but hidden beneath the country's surface is a vast network of military bunkers and fallout shelters that exist to protect the Swiss people from potential onset of war and nuclear devastation. Although the exact number of military bunkers is not known, a common estimate is that there are around 20,000 bunkers dotted around Switzerland to thwart any oncoming army. Add that to the near 310,000 private and public fallout shelters and you have a country that can potentially protect all of its 8 million citizens from nuclear war, making Switzerland the most prepared nation in world for this destructive scenario. A photographer calling himself Kecko has chronicled some of the most interesting bunkers and shelters in Switzerland, here's a few of our favourites:

Explore more of Switzerland with Toyota Rent
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Explore more of Switzerland with Toyota Rent

Explore Switzerland with flexible car rental - in partnership with Toyota Rent

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Cultural highlights

The best Swiss art galleries and museums
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The best Swiss art galleries and museums

Whether you like your art ancient or modern, classical or contemporary, applied or outsider, there is an eye-popping array of world-class Swiss art galleries and museums. From the Paul Klee and Vitra Design museums to prestigious events like Art Basel, the Swiss art scene is vibrant. With both a collecting culture that stretches back centuries and the planet’s most important annual contemporary fair, Basel city has traditionally been the Swiss scene’s Chanel-clad grand dame, snapping up Warhols and Bacons for her Rhine-side apartment. But worldly Zürich has hit a bold new stride in the last decade, with the immaculate regeneration of the city’s former industrial zone serving up a bevy of cool white cubes where cutting-edge contemporary art from every end of the Earth is making itself right at home. Nor are Geneva and Bern art slouches. Their venerable palaces of painting and plastic arts have long earned their global reputations, and each city also has its own flourishing crop of temples to the contemporary, both civic and indie. And the national art appetite keeps on growing. While Renzo Piano hasn’t been called upon just yet to turn the spectacular Fondation Beyeler he built in Basel and Bern’s Zentrum Paul Klee into a megamuseum hat-trick, major institutions are adding new extensions and taking over bigger buildings, while art spaces are breathing vital new life into urban industrial edifices. 

Geneva’s best museums and attractions
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Geneva’s best museums and attractions

With a reputaiton of a world class city in a spectacular setting around an Alpine lake, renowned for its complement of global institutions, Geneva museums and other attractions are in generous supply.

Zurich’s best museums and attractions
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Zurich’s best museums and attractions

An impressive array of striking monuments and pretty parks are among the top attractions to see during a day in Zurich. Museum culture is a key highlight of the city, with fine art especially well represented.

The ten best book venues around Switzerland
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The ten best book venues around Switzerland

In these digital times, real, beautifully designed books have become badges of authenticity that people seek out, share and celebrate. From mammoth chain stores rammed with the latest English-language titles to quirky independents perfect for an afternoon’s browsing and architecturally amazing archives to humble literary retreats, here’s our pick of the best stores, sights and hangouts across the country for fans of the printed word

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Stressing over office space? Here’s the solution
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Stressing over office space? Here’s the solution

Promoted content: Discover premium office spaces and meeting rooms with Ecos Office Centre in various Swiss locations

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Living in Switzerland -  a guide for expats and international local residents
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Living in Switzerland - a guide for expats and international local residents

Some of our top tips to help you settle into your new life in Switzerland

Moving to Switzerland: British expat tips
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Moving to Switzerland: British expat tips

Dreaming of a life in Switzerland? Take the plunge! These expats give their best advice for embracing the Swiss lifestyle.

11 tips for when you first move to Zurich
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11 tips for when you first move to Zurich

Our top tips for getting started when you move to Zurich.

Ten tips for when you first move to Geneva
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Ten tips for when you first move to Geneva

How to get off to a good start in Geneva