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Switzerland

And the world's safest city is...

And the world's safest city is...

Asian, European capitals dominate top of the list of safe cities according to a new study
Hom Strom: Switzerland's 'Wicker Man' on Ice

Hom Strom: Switzerland's 'Wicker Man' on Ice

Fiery Swiss festival in isolated sun-forsaken mountain valley recalls a mystic pagan past
Insider Guide: Best of Zurich

Insider Guide: Best of Zurich

It may be Switzerland's banking capital, but Zurich's real wealth lies in the village-like charm of its cobbled streets and Alpine scenery
15 of the world's most spectacular fountains

15 of the world's most spectacular fountains

People never cease to find amazing ways to make water more incredible than it already is. Here are some powerful examples
Where are the world's best hotels?

Where are the world's best hotels?

A new report looks at 7 million traveler reviews to determine which destinations have the highest rated accommodations on the planet
Basel Fasnacht: The world's most orderly carnival

Basel Fasnacht: The world's most orderly carnival

It's got outrageous costumes and dedicated party groups, but this carnival proceeds in a fashion that befits its methodical Swiss heritage
Heathrow installs 'Scent Globe': Which country has the best smells?

Heathrow installs 'Scent Globe': Which country has the best smells?

UK's Heathrow Airport pairs destinations with fragrances to evoke long distance travel. We do too
World's most spectacular footbridges

World's most spectacular footbridges

Up in the mountains and across deep chasms, these bridges are both spectacular and terrifying
Chocolate city: Zurich is the place for chocoholics

Chocolate city: Zurich is the place for chocoholics

New Yorker Kerrin Rousset's exploration of Swiss city aims to lure cocoa fans over to the dark side
Peak rush: Paragliding the Swiss Alps

Peak rush: Paragliding the Swiss Alps

Full stomachs should be left on the ground, but soaring off a Swiss mountain is worth the high anxiety
Cold, terrifying and incredible: Europe's highest suspension bridge opens

Cold, terrifying and incredible: Europe's highest suspension bridge opens

The Titlis Cliff Walk in Switzerland hangs 3,000 meters above sea level, offers mountainous views and sweaty palms