In Switzerland, a blend of German, French and Italian cultures has translated into an eclectic arts scene, especially when it comes to folk arts, literature and architecture.

But it’s the hiking, climbing, and outdoor adventure that many come here for, even if it’s tackling the dangerous Eiger of the Swiss Alps or taking a stroll around Zermatt, a town where combustion engine cars are banned.

Find out why we’ve named the Glacier Express as one of the world’s best train rides, and learn how to participate in the risqué act of nude hiking.

Switzerland Articles

The 22 craziest party hostels around the world

by Matt Kepnes

The 11 most inspiring travel photos this week

by Katie Scott Aiton

This extreme hiker explains why walking is the ideal speed to see the world

by Cathy Brown

Infographic: Who are the happiest people on earth?

by Alice Latham

This slide in Switzerland is what you always dreamed of as a kid

by Amanda Machado

Think Switzerland is a political utopia? Here’s one thing you might not know

by Mark Hay

How Zurich solved its heroin crisis and what the US can learn from it

by Stefanie Knoll

Isabelle Eberhardt: The cross-dressing adventurer who decamped to the Algerian desert

by Ailsa Ross

Watch this cliff diver hit the water at 75 mph, setting a new world record

by Morgane Croissant

20 of the world’s most spectacular roads

by Hal Amen

3456 Feet: How one snowboarder minimizes his CO2 footprint and still finds the freshies

by Ride Greener

30 of the world’s burliest bungee jumps [PICs]

by Hal Amen

Swiss Alps from the air

by Max Seigal

Watching elephants help each other is beyond heartwarming

by Katka Lapelosová

These guys took the ultimate World Cup road trip

by Matt Hershberger

A conversation with a man who can fly

by Gigi Griffis

6 places to study French outside of France

by Anne Merritt

The world’s top 10 hiking towns

by Lindi Horton
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