Zurich, Switzerland’s chocolate capital

On a cacao-driven crawl of the city’s craft chocolate shops, our writer discovers they’ve got the sweet stuff down to a fine art

Art from the Alps: a journey to Giacometti’s homeland

Switzerland’s mountains are stunning but the art of the Giacometti family enriches the cultural landscape, too. With a retrospective of sculptor Alberto opening at Tate Modern next week, our writer tours the area that inspired him

‘The mountains around Verbier are great for flying down – and off’

Snowboarder and basejumper Géraldine Fasnacht says the Swiss Alps provide all the thrills she needs, though she’s not averse to launching herself off the odd skyscraper

Don’t look down – hikes from around the world

If you’re looking for a peak hiking experience then consider the places in the following article: http://www.theguardian.com/travel/gallery/2014/jan/30/dont-look-down-a-glimpse-at-the-worlds-scariest-hikes Just remember to get off the via ferrata if there’s a lightning storm.