The scenic route: how to get around

In association with Switzerland Tourism    Whenever I return to Switzerland, for work or leisure, or a bit of both,…

27 May 2019

St. Gallen: the football city with tradition

In association with Switzerland Tourism    In the VIP suite at St. Gallen’s kybunpark stadium, overlooking the pristine pitch below,…

27 May 2019

Basel: urban art and five-star luxury

In association with Switzerland Tourism    Established in 1681 as an ‘inn for gentlemen’ and rebuilt in 1844 as one…

27 May 2019

Lucerne: through the eyes of Turner

In association with Switzerland Tourism    Lucerne’s Kunstmuseum celebrates its 200th birthday this year, and what better way to mark…

27 May 2019

Lugano: a slice of Italy in Switzerland

In association with Switzerland Tourism    Filippo Rossi loves a challenge. When he’s not reporting from warzones, he unwinds by…

27 May 2019

Geneva: the whole world on a plate

In association with Switzerland Tourism    ‘I’ve always dreamt of opening a steak house in Geneva,’ says Swiss chef Philippe…

27 May 2019

Lausanne: the culinary jack-of-all-trades

In association with Switzerland Tourism    At the Brasserie de Montbenon, over a plate of perch fresh from the lake,…

27 May 2019

Bern: the chilled-out capital where time stands still

In association with Switzerland Tourism    In most capital cities being a bicycle courier is a stressful occupation, but in…

27 May 2019

Montreux Riviera: the mother of all wine festivals in Vevey

In association with Switzerland Tourism    Light, delicate and fruity — Swiss wine is one of Switzerland’s best-kept secrets, and…

27 May 2019

Winterthur: Compact, cultural and charming

In association with Switzerland Tourism    Arriving in Winterthur on a commuter train from Zurich, you’d never guess this compact…

27 May 2019

Zurich: art and the city

In association with Switzerland Tourism    Outside the University of Zurich, a short walk from the city centre, there’s a…

27 May 2019

Get lost in Germany’s Black Forest

At first it was hard going, uphill all the way, but at last I got my second wind, just as…

13 May 2019

David Bailey: the man behind the lens

From The Beatles to Andy Warhol, William Cook meets the architect of some of the most iconic portraits of the sixties

20 Feb 2019

A 21st century Grand Tour of European art

Here are a series of weekend breaks to Europe’s finest galleries to reinvent the Georgian grand tour for the modern era

12 Feb 2019
Jackie Stewart in his Formula 1 heyday

Jackie Stewart: Why I’m haunted by Formula 1 deaths

The racing legends is proud of his 27 Grands Prix victories — but even prouder of saving countless younger drivers’ lives

28 Nov 2018

Sean Scully: ‘Fatherhood has given my art a new lease of life’

The prolific artist on how doing the school run in his 70s has brought a fresh dynamism to his work

3 Oct 2018

Salzburg Festival: High-brow culture in a historic city

The annual celebration of theatre, opera and classical music is the perfect excuse to visit a stunning corner of Austria

12 Jul 2018

Sir Peter Blake interview: ‘I’m a jobbing artist, a journeyman’

The Pop Art pioneer chats to William Cook about childhood, the importance of drawing and teaching Ian Dury

4 Jul 2018

The art that got away

Throughout history, masterpieces have been stolen or destroyed, but it’s the ones that vanish which hold a special fascination

13 Jun 2018

Vienna: A modern city with history at its heart

The Austrian capital is a stunning place to visit – and without the crowds of Europe’s major cities

12 Jun 2018

Anton Mosimann interview: ‘I’m proud to be a chef’

The legendary Swiss chef on bread and butter pudding, cooking for prime ministers and why swearing is banned in his kitchen

1 May 2018

Leiden: The eccentric city that’s worth leaving Amsterdam for

One of the Netherlands’ hidden gems is only a short hop from the capital

11 Apr 2018

Dublin’s best museums and galleries

Discover fine art, archaeology, military history and much more in the Republic of Ireland’s capital

16 Mar 2018

Ken Dodd: a comic genius who inspired true devotion

What set Dodd apart wasn’t his one-liners, but his ability to build an extraordinary rapport with his audience

12 Mar 2018

Brussels deserves a break – and is a good place for one

There’s a lot more to Belgium’s capital than EU politics

13 Feb 2018

The rotten king with an exquisite taste in art

The Royal Academy’s new exhibition reunites paintings from Charles I’s legendary collection

25 Jan 2018