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Château-d’Oex in the Pays d’en Haut region in Canton Vaud in Switzerland with its green hills and mountainscape is a great place for a weekend break! Château-d’Oex is known for the annual hot air ballooning festival in January and has its own museum on balloon flights which can be visited year-round. Chateau d’Oex has a multitude of options for excursions, like the surrounding villages of Rougemont and Rossinière, but is also close… Read More

Lausanne is the capital of the Canton Vaud in Switzerland and is located on the beautiful Lac Léman. It is a lively city with plenty to offer for students, families, and visitors. Lausanne has an old town center, a brand-new museum hub, Plateforme10, many parks, playgrounds, and a lake area, called Ouchy, who’s natural setting invites joggers and people enjoying their Sunday afternoon stroll.  We loved visiting Lausanne, and since we do… Read More

Aren’t we all looking for ideas to make this winter break somehow fun and special? We’ve seen most things cancelled or closed. No Christmas markets, no events, and not being able to travel to our family for Christmas for a lot of us. Most governments tell you to stay at home, but the Swiss government also says you can go into the forest or just outside. Here are some ideas for a fun… Read More