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Uniquely Swiss – On the Luce travel blog
Travel tales

Uniquely Swiss

Everyone knows Switzerland as the country of punctuality, penknives, cuckoo clocks, chocolate, fondues and mountains. But there’s a lot more to it than that, including some weird and wonderful things you can’t find anywhere else in the world. To…

A taste of Swiss wine in the Lavaux vineyards
Travel tales

A taste of Swiss wine in the Lavaux vineyards

With France to the west, Italy to the south and Germany to the north, Switzerland is surrounded by countries famous for their wines – so why don’t we see Swiss wine for sale? Do they not make any? Is…

What to see and do in Lausanne, Switzerland
Guides

Lakes and lookouts: What to see and do in Lausanne

Set on the northern shore of Lac LΓ©man (aka Lake Geneva) in French-speaking Switzerland, Lausanne is a city of two halves. Uphill is a old town of historic churches and narrow shuttered townhouses, then downhill is a lakefront resort…

Swiss scenic trains
Guides

Swiss scenic trains – and the DIY alternatives

On a Swiss scenic train journey you can see a procession of lakes, snow-capped mountains, dramatic gorges, alpine meadows and pretty villages from the comfort of your train carriage seat. But along with its reputation for stunning scenery, Switzerland…

The Matterhorn mountain in the Swiss Alps
In pictures

The majestic Matterhorn // In pictures

Its name might change depending on which side of the border you’re standing, but the Matterhorn (or should that be Monte Cervino or Mont Cervin?) is one of the Alps’ most iconic peaks in any language. Its distinctive shape…