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Switzerland’s valley of butterflies

The rugged, ancient landscape of Canton Valais is home to a variety of exquisite, endangered butterflies that draws lepidopterists from around the world.
Read more… 26 June 2014


‘There is a dark side to this bucolic Swiss bliss’

The Swiss alpine region of Appenzell is achingly beautiful – and haunted by loneliness so palpable, it has inspired one of the world’s saddest, most beautiful forms of music.
Read more… 05 June 2014


In Swiss utopia, the devil dwelled

Canton Uri, the birthplace of modern Switzerland, has the fog seas, glacial lakes and snow-capped mountains of Alpine fantasies – but hardly anyone knows about it.
Read more… 01 May 2014


Living In

Living in... great cities for outdoor adventures

Adrenaline seekers and nature lovers alike will find something to love in these five cities, all of which are located in or near some of the planet’s finest wildernesses.
Read more… 24 July 2013


Perfect Trip

The perfect trip: Switzerland

Rocks and ice took the first steps in creating this mountainous land, home to a multitude of Alpine valleys, enchanting towns and the two best kinds of food to melt in a pot.
Read more… 16 April 2013


Mini Guide

Mini guide to winter activities in Valais

The mighty Matterhorn put this corner of southern Switzerland on the map, but now it is home to ski and snowboard enthusiasts, plus more leisurely pursuits.
Read more… 25 February 2013


Mini Guide

Mini guide to activities in Switzerland

Known as a summer and winter sports paradise of pines, peaks and pistes, Switzerland offers many ways for visitors to pit themselves against its remarkable landscape.
Read more… 21 November 2012


Mini Guide

Mini guide to the Valais, Switzerland

From the frosted slopes of Verbier to the intoxicating wines of Sion and Salgesch – the Swiss canton of Valais is a natural beauty.
Read more… 28 February 2011


Swiss movement

Find both beauty and precision when journeying across the Alps by train.
Read more… 17 September 2010


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