Switzerland

The Better Ageing Programme at La Reserve, Geneva

The Spa Spy | Posted 14.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle
The Spa Spy

Perched in a idyllic location on the banks of Lake Geneva, surrounded by 10 acres of park and woodland, La Reserve feels a million miles away from the nearby city. Designed by Phillip Stark and French designer Jacques Garcia, the resort-style hotel evokes, as it's name suggests, an African game lodge. Leopard print carpets, rare butterfly displays...

Yes Switzerland Has Delicious Wine - But You'll Have to Visit to Try It

Judith Lewis | Posted 09.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Judith Lewis

Image Credit: ComoPomona Fondue, cheese, chocolate and cuckoo clocks - a typical view of Switzerland (but cuckoo clocks are actually from Germany). I...

Top Five Moments of Euro 2016 Group Stages

Layla Anna-Lee | Posted 24.06.2016 | UK Sport
Layla Anna-Lee

In what has already been possibly the most entertaining Euros to date the competition has already brought us a shed load of hilarious moments. In conclusion of the group stages here are my Top 5 moments from the 2016 Uefa European Championships so far...

This Is How The World's Longest Tunnel Will Revolutionise Travel In Europe

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 01.06.2016 | UK

A record-breaking tunnel through the Swiss Alps, set to change travel in Europe, is to be inaugurated on Wednesday. The Gotthard base tunnel will ente...

Young People Need to Be Key Influencers in Growth

Adam Bradford | Posted 13.05.2016 | UK
Adam Bradford

It is a pleasure to be writing from the exciting St Gallen Symposium today here in Switzerland. The Symposium is a global gathering of 600 leaders of...

BBC Documentary Sparks Online Debate About Assisted Suicide

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 11.02.2016 | UK

A BBC film documenting the months leading up to the death of a man who took his own life in an assisted suicide in Switzerland was lauded across socia...

World's 'Best Restaurant' Chef Found Dead At Home Aged 44

The Huffington Post UK | Steven Hopkins | Posted 01.02.2016 | UK

One of the world's best chef's, Benoit Violier, has been found dead at his Swiss home in an apparent suicide, age 44. The French-Swiss chef ran the...

Burkas Banned In Swiss Region, But Other Face Coverings Are Still Allowed

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 25.11.2015 | UK

Women who wear a burka or niqab in a region of Switzerland will face a fine of up to £6,500. Ticino's parliament approved the law on Monday, there...

Businessman Uses LinkedIn To Announce His Death And Funeral Date

The Huffington Post UK | Steven Hopkins | Posted 19.10.2015 | UK

A terminally ill businessman is expected to die today after using professional networking site LinkedIn to announce his death and the date of his fune...

41 Injured As Bus Carrying Brits Crashes In Switzerland

The Huffington Post UK | Jacqueline Housden | Posted 05.09.2015 | UK

More than 40 people are reported to have been injured after a coach carrying British holidaymakers was involved in a crash in Switzerland. Some 39 pa...

A Short Walk Home

Edward Lloyd Owen | Posted 29.07.2016 | UK
Edward Lloyd Owen

It's been an extraordinary experience; difficult, hot, cold, lonely, funny, emotional and mentally and physically exhausting in a way I couldn't have imagined. But crucially also hugely rewarding, not just for myself, but also in the raising of the money for Walking With The Wounded, which I hope will only increase (£18k to date). And, thankfully, only truly scary once or twice...

Switzerland Is Telling People How To Poo Properly

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 05.07.2015 | UK

Swiss railway authorities have felt the need to erect signs telling people how to poo properly on their trains. The informative diagrams have been ...

Swiss Shooting Leaves Five Dead

The Huffington Post/AP | Steven Hopkins | Posted 10.05.2015 | UK

Eight people are feared dead after a gunman opened fire in a northern Switzerland town, before turning the gun on himself. According to police at ...

Heli-skiing Costs £300. Is It Worth It?

Mark Hodson | Posted 07.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Mark Hodson

Heli-skiing is the ultimate indulgence for the adventurous skier. It's potentially dangerous, it can be hard work and it's expensive: £300 per person for a single drop. It's also banned in most European countries. Switzerland is an exception.

Solar Impulse - The Future Is No Longer What It Used to Be

Marco Morosini | Posted 02.06.2015 | UK Tech
Marco Morosini

Is Solar Impulse an extravagant toy, built on a whim? Nobody expects photovoltaic to move transport aircraft. Positive spill-over may concern some technical innovation, so it's no coincidence that Google, Swisscom and other big technological industries are among its sponsors. But a viable business model is not the point.

Planet Appetite: A Taste of Britain at St. Moritz Gourmet Festival, Switzerland

Rupert Parker | Posted 21.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Parker

This is the St. Moritz Gourmet Festival Kitchen Party and, as you can imagine, it sold out months ago. After all, where else can you observe master chefs cooking at such close quarters, chat with them as they're working and then dig your fingers in and taste their creations?

Wingsuit Flying Doesn't Get Any Better Than This

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 19.02.2015 | UK Tech

Wingsuits are quite simply the closest we can get to being able to fly. They are dangerous and incredibly fragile and yet when viewed on the internet,...

Some Questions for the Uber Rich

Robin Lustig | Posted 15.04.2015 | UK
Robin Lustig

How I wish I could sit down in front of a microphone with one of HSBC's "ultra wealthy" Swiss banking clients. How I'd love an opportunity to discuss with them the way they look after their money -- and dodge paying taxes.

A Greener Future for the White Mountain? The Uphill Batlle for Mont Blanc's Protection

Justin Francis | Posted 31.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Justin Francis

Although the prestigious peak is widely revered as an area of outstanding beauty, it is not actually protected with a conservation strategy consistent accross all three parent countries. In France, Mont Blanc was designated a 'site classé' in 1951, preventing development, camping and also supervises amenities.

Davos 2016: One Year to Solve The Case

Claudia Delpero | Posted 29.03.2015 | UK
Claudia Delpero

It may be a rebalance of the economic powers, but the planet is far from being the place of equality. Oxfam claims that "in 2010, it took 388 billionaires to equal the wealth of the bottom half of the world's population and by 2014, the figure had fallen to just 80 billionaires." If the trend continues, warns the humanitarian group, in two years the richest 1% will have more than the remaining 99%.

Dubai Building Artificial Snow Resort On Tropical Island

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 02.01.2015 | UK Tech

Dubai seems to be defying all expectations. When you think that a place couldn't get more luxurious, or more of anything, someone else comes along wit...

Ardez Village - The Open Air Living Museum in Lower Engadine, Switzerland

Shumon Sengupta | Posted 12.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Shumon Sengupta

This relatively remote part of Switzerland is now connected round the year with most of the other regions through the world's longest meter gauge railway tunnel - the nearly 20km long Vereina rail tunnel.

Festive Winter Breaks in Lausanne, Switzerland

Zahra Razavi | Posted 10.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Zahra Razavi

There's nothing like a short European break to get you in the mood for Christmas. As the nights draw in and the December days pass by, pop over to Lausanne, Switzerland on a special winter trip--you'll have ample opportunity to get your festive shopping done, and return refreshed and ready for the big day!

European Comedy Tour Journal, Day Seventeen: Zurich

Kai Humphries | Posted 08.02.2015 | UK Comedy
Kai Humphries

03:30 - We are still in the same bar playing darts for measures of aniseed spirits which the loser must purchase, all the doors are locked and a haze of indoor smoke, a strange sight in the 21st Century, chokes the air.

European Comedy Tour Journal, Day Sixteen: Geneva (Part Two)

Kai Humphries | Posted 04.02.2015 | UK Comedy
Kai Humphries

Last night was the first since beginning these trials that I have not used an abundance of alcohol as an instrument for my studies and as I lay clear headed in my hotel bed I completely forgot how to initiate sleep...