The name may be a little misleading – Null Stern Hotel means “Zero Star Hotel”. Yet this accommodation high in the Safien valley (Canton of Graubünden) probably offers a view of more stars at night than any other hotel room on Earth.
Though stunning above the surface, this river only reveals its true beauty underwater: Number one on the Diviac list of 10 unbelievable freshwater dives – the Verzasca River.
The birth of the Swiss Confederation, conventionally dating back to a distant 1291, is celebrated in Switzerland every 1 August. This year, the city of Zurich is celebrating the anniversary in a special way, by inaugurating its renovated national museum.
The Swiss cross comes to mind, the Swiss army knife, the Alps, cheese of course, or perhaps fine chocolate: but what is typically Swiss? What characterises the country and its people, and connects the various regions despite their different languages?
Passion is a must, as is the patience to allow things to grow, giving them the space and time to develop without changing their character: in essence, winemaking is the result of an intact relationship.