Ice and snow cause accidents on Swiss roads over weekend

Reminder: it's illegal in Switzerland to drive a car without clearing the windows, but also the snow off the roof of the car (photo, Monday morning near Sierre in Valais)

Monday morning icy conditions in Geneva area, cold to continue GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – There was less snow than promised in western Switzerland, but enough of it, mixed with rain to cause icy road conditions over the weekend. German-speaking Switzerland was hardest hit, with canton Aargau registering more than 50 accidents. The autoroute towards Ticino was […]

Geneva train station to have major expansion by 2025 (update)


Updated 18:45 with figures from joint statement GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – The makeover has already begun at Geneva’s Cornavin train station, as any occasional traveler trying to make sense of the frequent changes in the past two years has noted. Wednesday afternoon 19 December the city, canton, federal officials and the CFF rail company put it […]

Swiss winter arrives, no doubt about it


Lausanne, Switzerland (GenevaLunch) – Winter arrived in Switzerland 21 December with a screech of cold air accompanied by howling winds and snow in many areas. By Tuesday noon temperatures had risen, but the country remains blanketed in white. Switzerland suffered fewer accidents and other weather-related problems Sunday and Monday, compared to many areas in Europe, […]

Sell or buy a home: timely resource

Finding a home in Switzerland has never been easy, and the tight housing market in the Lake Geneva region makes it even more difficult. A web site that can might help you is, which has existed for some years, but owner Simon Allen has been adding new functions and marketing it more strongly. The […]

Autumn’s gentle start continues: head outdoors this weekend (rain will end)!


Update 09:00 Saturday 10 October  Geneva, Switzerland (GenevaLunch) – The warmest October day since 1910 was a treat earlier this week, with temperatures staying above 10C even at night and rising to 30C (Meteoswiss explains why, in French). Good weather ahead in the Lake Geneva region A day of rain in the Lake Geneva area […]

World Trade Organization Open Day

Title: World Trade Organization Open Day Location: Geneva Link out: Click here Description: Guided tours, art display, documentaries, food stands, children activities and much, much more. Program begins at 10:00. Date: 06 Sep 2009

Paleo Festival: Santigold, fire eating and Tracy Chapman

Santigold with one of the "baddest bitches you will ever see," don't try these moves at home - Photo, Jared Bloch

Nyon, Switzerland (GenevaLunch) – Not Fancy but Funky, Funny, and Fun. This was a summary of the Santigold show Saturday night at Paleo. Santigold, a Brooklyn, New York native, has discovered what those other kings of kitsch from the borough, the Beastie Boys, found out 20 years ago; chutzpah is cooler than gangsta’.

Paleo Festival: SA Groove, Bhangra and silly antics

Achanak mixing it up at the Dome Stage- Photo, Jared Bloch

Nyon, Switzerland (GenevaLunch) – Amidst Paleo’s 35,000 concert goers on Friday, I met a private banker who had come straight to the festival from the Geneva airport, hoping to catch some of the Hip Hop acts. “In fact, I was hoping to see NTM [the French rap group Nic Ta Mere] but the lead singer […]

Paleo Festival: Rodrigo and Gabriela, and Karwka

Paleo crowd arriving on Thursday evening - Photo, Jared Bloch

Nyon, Switzerland (GenevaLunch) – Fans enjoyed unexpectedly sunny weather Thursday evening at Paleo, in spite of intermittent showers earlier in the day. Apart from a few soggy patches at the concert sites, shows went on without a hitch, and the extra plastic sacs and rain gear packed in, went unused. Mexican virtuosos Rodrigo and Gabriela […]

Michael Schumacher’s old pad up for rent for cool CHF29,000


Vufflens-le-Chateau, Vaud, Switzerland (GenevaLunch) – Formula 1 superstar Michael Schumacher has put his house in the Vaud hills above Morges up for rent for a cool CHF29,000, which even in the Swiss housing market is on the high end. And that doesn’t include les charges, such as electricity, for which the amount is not given. […]