Basel city guide

Basel city guide
Basel is what a 21st century European should be like to my opinion. Not too modern, but not too stuck in the past either. It’s very multicultural and open-minded, probably because Basel is where Switzerland, Germany, and France meet. That three-way border is an important part of local identity. The inherent multinationalism opened a way for ex-pats and international corporations. Pharmaceutical giants such as Novartis and Roche are a good example. Roche’s very own skyscraper is in fact the tallest building in Switzerland. There’s been a hilarious rivalry between Basel and Zürich for decades. Who builds the tallest skyscraper, or lures more tourists in; stuff like that. Basel takes the lead…for now. It used to be the largest and most prosperous city in Switzerland. You can see all ...
Basel city guide

Geneva city guide

Geneva city guide
Geneva is one of the most sophisticated and expensive cities in the world and located at Europe's largest Alpine lake. Geneva aims for the number 1 spot at many other things. Best chocolate, boutiques, restaurants, jewelers, biggest banks, fastest cars, the most beautiful women, the list goes on. If I were to visit Geneva again, I would go during winter season, I fondly remember all the action around the lake, sitting around in sauna bars, drinking and chatting till morning hours. For all you explorers and geeks out there, Geneva has even more to offer. Grab a free bike at one of many bike rental stations and move out. All you need is an ID and a €20 deposit. CERN European Organization for Nuclear Research is a solid first spot to check out for all you nerds out there. A simpleton such a...
Geneva city guide

Bern city guide

Bern city guide
Bern doesn't have that big city, capital vibe, especially compared to Zürich. It's relatively quiet and nightlife is nonexistent. People are calm, happy, and live in true bliss. Bern it's charming and stuck in time with its cobblestone alleys, medieval squares and stone bridges, It's a fairytale town. There's an ongoing bear theme in Bern (Bär- bear in German) such as a bear park (https://www.tierpark-bern.ch/) on the right bank of the Aare River, where the old bear pits used to be. Bears are actually everywhere: on statutes, walls of buildings, fountains and even on the most iconic clock tower in Bern: the Zytglogge. Situated on a gateway to The Old Town, which by itself is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the 15th-century astronomical clock is a masterpiece of Swiss watchmaking. [capti...
Bern city guide

Zürich city guide

Zürich city guide
Zürich permanently ranks in international comparative studies as being one of the most pleasant cities to live in on earth, sends mixed signals. It's one part Berlin with its post-industrial, rough architecture and one part Google HQ, all hip with employees playing table tennis during lunch breaks. Many people think Zürich is the capital of Switzerland but that title went to Bern after a compromise between the German and French speaking communities when they had to choose the national capital. But for sure Zürich is the largest city of the country and a main hub for business and international banking. With only 400,000 inhabitants including many expats and young people from all over the world the city is much smaller than it feels. Zürich started out as a Roman settlement and quickly ...
Zürich city guide
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