Switzerland

  • 1 Gstaad: why it's loved by the stars
    The legendary five-star ski resort of Gstaad has long been associated with the rich and famous. For decades, the likes of style icon Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, film director Roman...

  • 2 The snow show comes to Europe
    The heavy snow across Europe may have provided the kids with outdoor fun and a few unscheduled days off school but the severity of the polar cold snap is especially...

  • 3 Zurich in winter white
    You'll have heard of the 'gnomes of Zurich', but what you might not know is that the city where they are based has an idyllic old quarter that might have...

  • 4 Ten top ski resorts around the world
    Baqueira Beret, Spain
The finest ski station in Spain boasts state-of-the-art ski lifts, more kilometres of piste than any other, and its strategic orientation pretty much guarantees good snow. This year...

  • 5 Europe's spectacular natural heritage
    Dramatic mountains – the vast Durmitor massif in the eponymous national park in northwestern Montenegro, the volcanic mass of Mount Teide, and the dramatic Dolomites in the Italian Alps where...

  • 6 The natural wonders of the world
    The idea of listing the wonders of the world is hardly a new thing. The historian Herodotus compiled his own list way back in the fifth century BC, and from...

  • 7 Five-star train-spotting!
    The Blue Train Ranked among the very best hotels in the world, not only for the luxury and exclusivity of the accommodation and the quality of the service, but also...

  • 8 Cool pools around the world
    Imagine an endless horizon as pool, sea and sky blend in a perfect shade of azure blue. Some of the best luxury hotels offer their perfect pools for your pleasure...

  • 9 The world's best sunsets
    Serengeti, TanzaniaPeople who have had the good fortune to visit the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania say that until you've seen the sun set over the great orange plains you...

  • 10 Europe dons white for winter
    All across Europe, from Bruges to Copenhagen to Zurich, snow and ice are the protagonists, and white is being worn by cities, towns and villages. Picturesque scenes from the fairytale...

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    Christmas markets sparkle across Europe

    Traditional markets, where you can enjoy the colours of Christmas, buy a real fir tree, mistletoe, tinsel and trappings, the toys and ornaments that bring memories of childhood flooding back...

  • 12

    Places where women made history

    Mexico through the eyes of Frida KahloMarried to the famous Mexican muralist Diego de Rivera a few years after an accident that was to leave her in pain for the...

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    Bahnhofstrasse: exclusive shopping in Zurich

    In Zurich, luxury is written with B for Bahnhofstrasse. Considered one of the most exclusive shopping streets in Europe, it's a Mecca for those seeking ultimate sophistication in the Swiss...

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    The thud of hooves on ice

    If conventional polo has an ancient and honourable pedigree, when the match takes place on a frozen lake just a stone's throw from one of the most exclusive resorts in...



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