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Switzerland

Switzerland
If you want to travel somewhere unique, fly with Austrian Airlines to Switzerland and enjoy some Swiss hospitality. Although Switzerland has distinct regions of French, German and Italian customs, it defines and unifies itself by its history of political and cultural neutrality. In avoiding alliances and acting as a intermediary between other nations, it has become home to a large number of creative artists who took refuge here from other countries. There are over 1000 museums located in the country. The Locarno International Film Festival and the Montreax Jazz Festival are also held in Switzerland. Much of the country's identity comes from its Alpine region. The Swiss alps offers glaciers, waterfalls, and unique ecological flora and fauna. Enjoy one of the many historic hotels while hiking and skiing in Switzerland.

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Worth knowing

Worth knowing

Switzerland
  • Currency: Swiss franc(CHF)
  • Language: German, Italian, French, Rhaeto-Romanic
  • Capital: Bern
  • Austrian flight destination: BAsel, Geneva, Zurich
Airport
  • Zurich Airport (ZRH): The airport is located 13 km (8 miles) north of Zurich.
  • Address: 8058 Zurich Airport, Zurich, Switzerland
  • Telephone: +41 43 816 2211
  • Airport Zurich You will be directed to a possibly non-accessible site. Take care. Be careful.


What to see in Switzerland

What to see in Switzerland
The Proposal
Jeremie Maret, Lenny Staples and Christian Weber are the initiators of The Proposal in a Zurich backyard in the district Wiedikon. Since autumn 2011 the gallery has been housing new art projects - proposals, that is creative offers and suggestions which are both pool for ideas for further artistic works as well as exhibition objects on sale. In the past there has been a big, ballooned plastic man who filled the whole gallery space, towered up europallets in the courtyard symbolising the quest for meaning in life or faint freckles on textiles. Until summer 2012 The Proposal exhibits three more proposals followed by a retrospective. Beside its function as exhibition space The Proposal also serves as a Bed & Breakfast for up to four guests. They sleep either in the room right next or also in the exhibition, or in a Peugeot bus J7 from 1977, located in the courtyard.
Lindenhof
Design Factory

Where to eat in Switzerland

Where to eat in Switzerland
Zeughauskeller
Sausage reigns supreme here: 35 tons of it is eaten at the Zeughauskeller annually. Thin or thick, short or long, in rings, slices or in one piece, sausage is always served with potato salad, mustard and usually beer at the traditional restaurant. And if you are fed up with it have a sausage salad, smoked ham or a "Bürgermeister Schwert" (marinated baby beef paillards wound around a sword). Talking about swords: If you ask yourself why your meal is surrounded by all those weapons, here's the answer: The halberds on the wall pay tribute to the Zeughauskeller's bloody history. In the past, the Zeughauskeller accommodated the booty from the Burgundian Wars, i.e. weapons of all kinds, even Wilhelm Tell's crossbow is rumoured to have been spotted here. You can see a copy of it on the walls of this quaint restaurant, while you are enjoying a hearty serving of sausage, of course.
Mohini
Rigiblick

Where to stay in Switzerland

Where to stay in Switzerland
Hotel Otter
And here's another hotel of the Swiss private label "Come in and feel good". While the Hotel Otter is 770 years old, neither its furniture nor its clientele are outdated. There's a lot of art everywhere, the rooms having been designed by various artists, so you won't get bored even at night time. There is an African lodge with bamboo elements, a Japanese variant with the usual minimalism, a maritime room with blue-striped wallpaper or fancy single rooms. At the Hotel Otter they know that there are different strokes for different folk, so individualism ranks high here. But the clientele - somewhere between model and musician - has to live up to James Joyce's harsh dictum: "Love, lie and look good because tomorrow we have to die". There are no limits to the cravings for pleasure and the door is open to the bar. While the latter's name is "Wüste" (desert), it is no desert at all. Here, true Zurich people get together for Swiss chats and a genuine Swiss beer. Do you need more? Double room from 105 Euros per night.
Zürichberg
Kafischnaps

Where to shop in Switzerland

Where to shop in Switzerland
LaLotta
Those who think that Swiss fashion is mostly made of traditional costumes are wrong. There are a few exceptions on the Zurich fashion scene: Lotta Müller, for example, who went to Milan to learn from the best. Among others, she already worked for Vivienne Westwood and Roberto Cavalli. Now, she is back to Zurich, and has opened up her own store. What you can buy here, you can't buy anywhere else: unique pieces made in Zurich and not in a North-Italian factory. If you get alarmed when you hear the name Westwood, relax: While Lotta Müller's fashion is avant-garde, her exclusive shoes are wearable. Also the other pieces of her collection may very well get in touch with dirt. While the new and newly discovered labels are chic and expensive, you won't find the Baroque ruffs á la Westwood. But you can buy her Anlgomania collection, and LaLotta Boutique also sells Gilles Rosier and Oktober.
Fabric Frontline
Roma

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