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The Most Fascinating Buildings By Jean Nouvel

Check out these magnificent creations by the French architect Jean Nouvel.

Top 10 Operas To See This 2015/16 Season

Our pick of the 10 operas not to miss this season, from La Traviata to Anything Goes!

The 10 Best Hotels in Montreux, Switzerland

Read on to learn more about where you can stay in Switzerland's most sophisticated city.

The Best Swiss Restaurants in Geneva

Want to find the best fondue? We've got you covered with our guide to the best Swiss Restaurants in Geneva.

The 10 Best Cultural Hotels in Zürich

Not only is Zürich one of the most scenic European capitals. It also offers some of the most dazzling hotels.

Zürich's Best-Kept Secrets

Want to get off the beaten track and explore a whole new side of Switzerland's happening capital? Take a look at our list of Zürich's best-kept eecrets

11 Sculpture Parks from Around the World You Need to See

Here's a guide to some of the best sculpture parks from every corner of the globe.

The 11 Most Astonishing Train Rides In The World

See awe-inspiring landscapes from the comfort of a carriage with our list of the world’s most astonishing train rides.

The 10 Most Charming Villages In Switzerland

Take respite from urban life with a weekend spent in one of Switzerland’s idyllic mountain villages.

The 10 Best Hotels in Bern, Switzerland

City-slick or Alpine chic, Bern and its surroundings have a hotel to suit every style and budget. Read our guide to help you find a suitable place to stay in the UNESCO city.

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Switzerland Art + Artists

11 Sculpture Parks from Around the World You Need to See

Here's a guide to some of the best sculpture parks from every corner of the globe.

Forecast Forum: Emerging Talents Shaping The Future In Berlin

Get to know 30 ideas from international talents from the 28-30th of August, 2015 in Haus der Kulturen der Welt – Berlin.

The 6 Best Places to See Jean-Michel Basquiat's Art

We explore the best places to see the graffiti-inspired works of Brooklyn-born artist Jean-Michel Basquiat, one of the most innovative painters to emerge from the US.

The 8 Best Places To See Picasso's Art

We look at 8 European destinations where you can feast your eyes on the work of one of the world’s most talented artists, Pablo Picasso.

The magic emanates from the details: AlexandFelix

A closer look at the surrealist work of Swiss photographers AlexandFelix.

10 Swiss Contemporary Artists You Need to Know

Switzerland is known for its naturally beautiful landscapes. But it’s also home to amazing artists creating captivating works. Here are the 10 best contemporary Swiss artists.

Bern's 10 Best Contemporary Art Galleries & Museums

Discover historical Bern’s contemporary art scene with our guide to its 10 best contemporary art galleries, museums and exhibition spaces.

Guide to Zurich Culture | 10 Must-Visit Art Galleries in Kreis 5

Walk round the art galleries in Kreis 5 and discover why Zurich’s former industrial zone is becoming one of Switzerland’s hippest areas.

Interview with Artist Mai-Thu Perret | Switzerland’s Utopian Feminist

Swiss contemporary artist Mai-Thu Perret discusses revolutionary art movements, avant-garde influences and her upcoming Hong Kong show.

Basel’s 10 Best Contemporary Art Galleries | Europe’s Art Capital

Explore Basel’s bustling art scene with our guide to ten must-see contemporary art spaces and galleries in the city.

Switzerland Food + Restaurants

The Best Swiss Restaurants in Geneva

Want to find the best fondue? We've got you covered with our guide to the best Swiss Restaurants in Geneva.

The 10 Best Restaurants in the Jungfrau Region, Switzerland

Eating sumptuously, surrounded by some of the world's most beautiful mountains in our guide to the best restaurants in Switzerland's Jungfrau region.

7 Foods You Have To Try In Switzerland

Switzerland has a beautiful landscape, some brilliant ski destinations, and intriguing cuisine – we’ve scouted out the Swiss foods you really have to try.

The 5 Best Bars in St Moritz: Après with the Jet Setters

The top ski destination in Switzerland for jet setters, we check out the very best bars that the beautiful and stylish St Moritz has to offer.

The 10 Best Restaurants in Montreux, Switzerland

Read our guide to discovering the gastronomical delights of the Swiss town of Montreux.

The 10 Best Restaurants in St Moritz

One of the most luxurious ski resorts in Switzerland, St Moritz is a beautiful town. It also boats some fantastic restaurants. We’ve found the best.

The 10 Best Bars in Zermatt, Switzerland

There's a whole world of great partying, avant-garde cocktail bars and friendly pubs to be discovered in Zermatt, Switzerland.

The 10 Best Restaurants in Zermatt, Switzerland

From family-friendly, rustic mountain restaurants, to Michelin-starred dining experiences, here are 10 remarkable places to eat in Zermatt.

The 10 Best Bars in Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne is no wallflower of a city when it comes to nightlife. Here are 10 bars that showcase the diversity and quality of nights out in Lucerne.

The 10 Best Restaurants in Lucerne, Switzerland

10 great restaurants in Lucerne that every traveler should visit

Switzerland Design + Architecture

The Most Fascinating Buildings By Jean Nouvel

Check out these magnificent creations by the French architect Jean Nouvel.

10 Tech-Savvy Fashion Designers to Watch

Many fashion designers are working on ways to integrate technology into the clothes that we wear. Here are 10 tech-savvy designers to keep your eyes on.

Iris Van Herpen | From Particle Acceleration to Disruptive Fashion

Discover Iris van Herpen's latest fashion collection inspired by CERN, the world's largest particle accelerator in Switzerland.

CERN: Where Art, Design & Particle Physics Become One

We learn more about the fascinating developments at CERN and their unique collaboration - a fusion of physics and the arts.

Top 10 Must-See Buildings Designed by Le Corbusier

Discover ten pioneering examples of Modernist architecture by the master, Le Corbusier.

Switzerland's 6 Contemporary Jewellery Designers to Watch

We check out the best contemporary jewellery designers in Switzerland, creating timeless pieces that portray the creativity of an innovative and diverse nation.

The Art of Time | 10 Iconic Swiss Watch Designs

Read about the fascinating stories behind these ten iconic timepieces, and learn more about their intricate, engineered, luxurious design.

Switzerland’s 10 Best Designers | Contemporary Design

Discover Switzerland’s ten best product designers and studios showcasing design precision, along with a stunning mix of innovation and Swiss tradition.

Switzerland Profile

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Famous for its Alps, its watches, its banks and its neutrality, Switzerland has also produced a significant cultural aspect within its confederated cantons. It has been the destination and refuge for many different ethnic groups over the centuries and this is reflected in the multiculturalism of its modern state.

To a large number of people, Johanna Spyri's stories about Heidi will be the most famous literary export of this country. Swiss literature does, however, hold more facets. Zurich-born Max Frisch won several awards and prizes for his literary output and is as such considered to be one of Switzerland's greatest writers. The Dada-movement was born here in 1916 by a group of international writers and artists such as Tristan Tzara, Hugo Ball and Jean Arp. Dada became famous for its often bleak and nonsensical look on the world. Friedrich Durrenmatt is another acclaimed Swiss writer of the 20th century who gained prominence with his novel The Physicists.

Another writer that deserves to be mentioned is Swiss-German Herman Hesse who rose to international fame with his literary work, especially for the novels Steppenwolf and Siddharta.

Switzerland has produced talent within the worlds of cinema and music as well, with Xavier Koller winning the Academy Award for his Journey of Hope in 1990 as well as Christoph Schaub and Geneva-born Claude Goretta being among the best within directing.

Musically the Swiss have a few bands that have made it onto the international stage. 1980s electro-pop band Yello did have successful hits in Britain and the US with The Race and Oh Yeah. Bern-based new wave band Grauzone also had notable success in that decade.