January 2022

Elsie's Wine & Champagne Bar, Zermatt

Elsie’s Wine & Champagne Bar, Zermatt

In the centre of the glamorous resort of Zermatt lies Elsie’s Bar. Serving first class wines and champagnes and a small refined selection of international and Swiss delicacies, there is a great atmosphere in this small elegant bar which has the spirit of the 1920’s. A favourite destination of the jet set for decades, Elsie’s Bar serves fresh oysters, caviar and snails, foie gras and beef tartare...

Zermatt & the Matterhorn

Zermatt & the Matterhorn

Zermatt, like Verbier, is a popular mountain resort renowned for skiing, climbing and hiking. In less than 2 hours by car, you can drive from Verbier to Zermatt which is also in the canton of Valais and park in the large car park in Täsch before ascending to Zermatt by train. Zermatt is a pedestrianised resort where people walk, use small electric vehicles, cycle or travel by horse and carriage. The main...

Gstaad Posthotel Rössli

Gstaad Posthotel Rössli – The Oldest hotel in Gstaad

Gstaad is one of the classiest ski resorts in the world, and frequented by the global elite who have been spending time in the resort since it was a small mountain village. In the centre of Gstaad on the promenade and built in 1823 is the charming Posthotel Rössli. The Posthotel Rössli first opened as a guesthouse in 1845 and it also served as the local post office. With the imposing Gstaad Palace...

Skiing in Gstaad

Gstaad – Come Up Slow Down

Gstaad is easily accessible from Geneva Airport with a 2 hour drive or even better, by Swiss train. From Chalet Spa Verbier or Geneva, you can travel to Montreux and take the famous panoramic Golden pass train which transports you over mountains through tunnels and along valleys of snowy landscapes into the centre of Gstaad where you can easily transit to your accommodation. Gstaad town is at an...

The Eiger, Jungfrau & Mönch

The Eiger, Jungfrau & Mönch

The world famous Eiger (3970m) Jungfrau (4158m) and Mönch (4099m) are in the Jungfrau region of Switzerland and are truly spectacular to visit. Situated in the UNESCO Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch World Heritage site, the three mountains are all different in their composition. The lower cliffs of the Jungfrau consist of horizontal strata of grey Jurassic limestone. The summit wall of the Mönch...

St Bernard Dogs

St Bernard Dogs

The Barry Foundation in Martigny has welcomed a litter of 5 St Bernard puppies just in time for Christmas. The Foundation has been overseeing the largest and oldest breeding programme of the famous St Bernard dogs since its creation in 2005, with about 20 puppies born each year at the kennel. The famous Swiss National dog from the Hospice de Grand St Bernard Alpine Pass is legendary. Large and good...

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