Switzerland

Switzerland is filled with art, culture, food, and these 7 free things to do in Bern that won't cost you a dime while visiting the historic capital.

7 Free Things to Do in Bern, Switzerland

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Bern, the beautiful and historic capital city of Switzerland, is filled with art, culture, food, and – surprise – great things to do that won’t cost you a dime. This is no small deal when travelling in one of the most expensive countries in the world. Our list of 7 excellent, fun, and totally free things to see and do in Bern includes some of the best attractions that money can’t buy. If you pair your visit with a stop at…

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Everyone knows and loves Switzerland in winter. These 7 tips to enjoy summer in the Swiss Alps in Adelboden will have you yodeling a new tune on your alpine travels | thetravellingmom.ca

7 Tips to Enjoy Summer in the Swiss Alps in Adelboden

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I love Switzerland in the winter time – the snow, fondue and skiing! – but my absolute favorite time to be in the Alps is in summer. There are so many reasons to love Switzerland in summer; the vast miles of hiking paths, the clear, alpine air and warm sunshine, fresh Alp cheese and chocolate sandwiches on mountain picnics, and a delicious Is Kaffe or Zwetschekuchen {plum tart} after a busy day of trottinette or mountain biking. The wonderful, idyllic village of Adelboden holds a…

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When you think of Switzerland, do you think of chocolate, cheese, and cuckoo clocks? Here is Switzerland through an Instagram lens. (via thetravellingmom.ca)

Switzerland through an Instagram Lens

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When you think of Switzerland, what do you think of? Chocolate? Cheese? Cuckoo clocks? Like many countries, Switzerland has its share of ‘icons’ that bring the country immediately to mind for tourists and local citizens alike. During our recent holiday in Switzerland, I thought it would be fun to play with some of the typical Swiss icons through an Instagram lens, to take you on a Instagram Travel Thursday journey. Zermatt Seeing Zermatt and the Matterhorn for the first time felt as awesome as I…

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We don't go to Europe to visit a mall. But the Westside Bern Mall is an architectural wonder that also includes the must-see BernAqua Adventure Pool & Spa. (via thetravellingmom.ca)

Westside – the Coolest Mall in Europe

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Most of us don’t go to Europe to visit a mall. In fact, we actively avoid them most of the time. But when the mall is an architectural wonder that also includes the most incredible Adventure Pool & Spa facility we’ve ever seen, it’s a must-see attraction. Westside is located in Bern-Brunnen, Switzerland, about 10 minutes from the old city. It’s easily accessible by public transit, rail and car. Designed by avant garde ‘starchitect‘ Daniel Libeskind to be ‘a new architectural landmark‘ and as a ‘counterpoint and complement…

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The charming alpine village of Adelboden is the perfect place to take the kids and family skiing in Switzerland. Tips for a skitastic winter holiday. (via thetravellingmom.ca)

Tips on taking the Kids Skiing in Switzerland

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A Swiss ski holiday is the stuff of dreams. If you’ve ever wanted to take your kids and the family skiing in the snow-covered wonderland of the Swiss Alps, the Adelboden-Lenk ski region in the Bernese Oberland is the postcard-perfect place. Adelboden The picturesque alpine village of Adelboden is located 45 minutes by car from Bern, and is situated at an altitude of 1,400 m (4,500 ft). Cold, snowy winters are still common, offering perfect conditions for skiing and winter sports with over the 210 km network of…

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