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Frankfurt for beginners – an introduction to VISIONAPARTMENTS’ new location

Frankfurt city guide

VISIONAPARTMENTS is excited to add Frankfurt to its portfolio this year. Before you book an apartment in Frankfurt, we would like to introduce the metropolis to you through the eyes of its inhabitants. The most international city and the largest financial center in Germany is characterized by its impressive skyline. It is more reminiscent of New York than of any other European location. Whether you stay on the banks of Main as a business traveler or as a tourist, you won’t feel like a foreigner in the melting-pot where almost one in three citizens do not hold a German passport. The open and hospitable atmosphere in Frankfurt stems from its centuries-old role as a trading center. Even today, regardless of where you come from, you will meet people there who speak your language and find a restaurant that serves your favorite food.   It’s easy to get lost in such…

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Discover charming Swiss cities only a short train journey away from Zurich

Vevey St. Sulpice Zug the best Swiss cities

Even though it is surrounded by beautiful nature, towering Alps and a gorgeous lake, just like many other places in Switzerland, Zurich amazes visitors with its cosmopolitan spirit. Anyone who has followed our insider guide for Zurich will appreciate the city’s high living standards combined with tranquility and a little town’s charm. However, other Swiss cities also deserve attention and are attractive holiday destinations that are often yet to be discovered by the foreign tourists.

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Holidays in Lausanne – top summer attractions recommended by locals

What to do in Lausanne

If you want to know what to do in Lausanne in the summer, you are in the right place. Lausanne is a great choice. The city ticks all the boxes in top summer hotspots category, although still remains slightly out of the limelight. Unlike obvious holiday choices like Porto or Barcelona, Lausanne has the mysterious charm of a travel agent’s special offer from under the counter. We asked the locals for the advice and prepared the list of top summer attractions in Lausanne. Let’s unveil some of the city’s best kept secrets.

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10 facts about Switzerland you haven’t heard about

10 facts about Switzerland infographics

We usually have a preconceived opinion about a place even if we haven’t been there. It’s a mix of stereotypes, opinions we hear from other people or pieces of news that got stuck in our memory. Most people associate Switzerland with high living standard, beautiful mountain resorts and great chocolate. But are those connections true? What else do people actually say about Switzerland? We have asked a non-Swiss person to search online for facts that she finds the most surprising and then, to our astonishment, we confirmed that these information are actually true. Here is the collection of 10 most surprising facts about Switzerland.

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HOW TO FIND AN APARTMENT FOR RENT IN ZURICH

Zurich is one of the cities with the best quality of life worldwide. Clean, safe and stable are the most important attributes. But the Swiss metropolis is also one of the most expensive cities to live in and known for its housing shortage. Everybody who’s ever rented an apartment in Zurich knows how difficult it can be. Read about the biggest challenges, how you can increase your chances to find an apartment and when temporary living solutions are useful.