Stefan Mestas

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Do away with shoes by wearing these stronger-than-steel socks

Hands up those who hate to wear shoes! The Swiss Barefoot Company has answered your prayers by developing a Kevlar-reinforced sock that offers so …

The priciest place to take a vacation is...

Situated at the foot of Switzerland's Alps and along Lake Geneva lies one of the most luxurious-and pricey-cities in the world.<p>Famous for being a …

A Taste Of The Journey – Cooking Wild Adventures in Chamonix

Don’t take up firewood to a forest<p>Seriously, there’s enough wood up there without you hauling a backpack-load of logs up steep and rocky trail for …

Extreme Sports

Learning Not to Smile in the World’s Happiest Country (Guess Which One)

Americans (and people from some other countries) smile a lot. But not people in the country ranked No. 1 in a recent survey of the world’s happiest countries. The author explains why.

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Mind Blowing Pictures, & Videos| Interesting Facts

A look into the world of Ancient Rome (18 Photos)<p>By: Hendy<p>385 Liked! 35 Disliked 0<p>lifestyle<p>Rugby is a sport of legends (17 GIFs)<p>By: Hendy<p>302 Liked! …

5 fabulous things to see in Lucerne, Switzerland

Located in the geographic center of Switzerland, Lucerne is a crown jewel nestled along the banks and deep blue waters of Lake Lucerne. Surrounded by …

How to climb the Matterhorn

The only sound was our breathing and the steady crunch of loose rock underfoot as we made our way forward in the darkness. Other than the glow of our head-torches, the only other light in the blackness was the steady flash of lightning from a storm off to the east. It was 3am and we were on our way …

Daniel Arnold scales Matterhorn in record time

Mountaineering has had a dark week following the tragedy in the Himalayas but now Swiss climber Daniel Arnold has provided the sport with a welcome boost by breaking the record for the ascent of the Matterhorn.<p>He took on the 4,478 metre north face along the Schmid route,<br>attacking the final climb at …

Make My Switzerland

Who better to lead you on a guided tour of Switzerland's most vibrant cities than the residents themselves? Which is why we asked a team of local …

Explore the World’s Most Bike-Friendly Country

Switzerland is a mountain nation. The high Alps, and many of its most famous peaks, such as the Eiger and Matterhorn, comprises the southern …

Why is Switzerland so happy?

<b>Switzerland has been named the world's happiest country in a survey of 158 nations</b> - with the UK trailing behind in 21st (Iceland, Denmark, Norway and Canada completed the top five).<p>Here are 19 few reasons why the Swiss are feeling smug - and a few reasons why they shouldn't be.<p>1. They're …

Swiss Left Helpless in Currency Wars as Franc Keeps on Surging

Switzerland is running out of ammunition to fight the global currency wars.<p>In the three months since the Swiss National Bank scrapped the franc’s …

The Toblerone Line, A Fortification in Switzerland

(Photos: Kecko, Pascal Binczak)<p>Nazi Germany coveted the prosperous nation of Switzerland and made plans to invade it. But Operation Tannenbaum …

The Price of a Rising Swiss Franc: Recession

Switzerland is paying the price for letting its exchange rate soar.<p>Three months since ending a cap on the franc, the country is now suffering from …

What if 'Gone Girl' moved to Zurich...?

Hausfrau, a novel about a bored ex-pat's wife who seeks illicit affairs in Switzerland's banking belt, has got locals all steamed up - and is set to be the big beach-read of the summer<p>There are worse places to be exiled than <b>Switzerland</b>. The tax arrangements are congenial, the air is crisp, the …

Just Back: Zermatt, Switzerland

When you’re celebrating your tenth wedding anniversary, not every destination will do.<p>Nat Geo’s director of digital marketing, Jennifer Wallace, and her husband were looking for “a truly amazing spring skiing destination.” They found it in <b>Zermatt, Switzerland</b>—coincidentally, one of National …

Switzerland Declares War on the Apple Watch

In 1982, after taking a licking from Japanese competitors that had championed quartz batteries, the Swiss watch industry was facing an existential crisis. But rather than seeing the mechanical movement as a weakness, Jean-Claude Biver, who had recently purchased the defunct Blancpain brand, boldly …

'Zero star hotel' to open in Swiss nuclear bunker

The antithesis to Dubai's seven-star palaces, visitors to Switzerland can now stay in the world's first 'zero star hotel' - in a Cold War bunker.<p>In pictures: inside the 'zero star hotel'<p>It is renowned for its high-altitude mountain refuges and ski chalets, but Switzerland’s newest hotel offers a …

Swiss TV clip ridicules Americans on ski slopes

The clip, shot at the Verbier ski resort in the canton of Valais, depicts a loud-mouthed and boorish snowboarder “Jeff Randl”, who says he has come …

Six steps to getting along better with the Swiss

<b>Be reliable</b><p>Being reliable may not mean the same to you as it does the Swiss.<p>Being reliable to Swiss means arriving on time and prepared for what ever …

Best of Switzerland: Events

Discover the best events happening along Switzerland’s Grand Tour.<p><b>Sip wine on a vineyard-to-vineyard walk</b><p><b>Salgesch/Sierre</b><p>The four-mile walk between the villages of Salgesch and Sierre in the Rhône Valley in south-central Switzerland feels like a bridge between different countries. That’s because …

Summer escapes in the Swiss Alps

The ski season might be over, but the warmer months beckon. From rustic tourism to the royal treatment, an escape to the Swiss Alps deliversI didn’t …

European Travel

Newly Swissed is the online magazine about Switzerland

This photographer makes modern Switzerland look retroProject Clack! by Zürich photographer Matthias Bünzli is an artistic throwback to the beginnings …

Inventions