Although making sweeping statements, or being full of “hot air” as we say, isn’t perhaps very Swiss, we often have the feeling that the rest of the world only recognises the air pockets in our most famous dairy export and is happy to refer to just about every cheese with holes as Emmentaler.
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.
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.
We love things that are fine and attractive, and especially writing instruments. Ballpoint pens which are so good that they become a part of people’s everyday lives. At home, in the office and on the go. Pens which become a constant companion and that would be sorely missed if they were no longer there.