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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 Top 10 Things To Do And See In Zürich

With its scenic location on Lake Zürich, visitors will be enchanted by Zürich's tranquil ambiance. The city offers a mixture of outdoors and cultural activities - here we explore the best.

The 10 Best Bars in Geneva’s Old Town

In Geneva’s historic Old Town awaits one seriously great night out, with bars at every corner. We look at some of the best.

The 10 Best Bars in Zürich

Zürich's bar scene has gained global reputation and ranges from quirky to classy. Here we explore the 10 best places to enjoy a refreshing drink in the bustling city.

The 10 Best French Restaurants in Geneva

From the Lyonnais bouchon to the Michelin-starred Parisian restaurant, Geneva boasts a wide range of places offering real and delicious French cuisine.

Geneva's 10 Best-Kept Secrets

Feel like a local following this tour through the lesser-known parks, landmarks, bars and cafés in the beautiful city of Geneva.

The 10 Best Brunch and Breakfast Spots in Geneva's Old Town

From big Sunday brunches to modest pastry breakfasts, we investigate the best spots that Geneva’s Old Town has to offer.

The 10 Best Vegetarian Restaurants in Geneva

Whether you’re vegan, vegetarian, or just looking for somewhere with more meat-free options in Geneva, this article has something to suit!

The 5 Best Markets in Geneva: Shopping in Switzerland

From Plainpalais to Carouge, from farmers’ markets to flea markets, we take you through the very best markets that the lovely city of Geneva has to offer.

The Best Wine Bars in Geneva

A selection of some of the best wine bars in Geneva, Switzerland.

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Switzerland Art + Artists

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.

Insider Guide to Zurich’s 10 Best Contemporary Art Galleries

See stunning art in Switzerland’s cultural capital. Discover ten of the best contemporary art galleries in Zurich including works by Löwenbräu and Le Corbusier.

Geneva’s 10 Great Contemporary Art Galleries | The Best of Swiss Art

Find out what’s new in Switzerland’s art scene with our curated guide to the best contemporary art galleries in Geneva.

Switzerland Food + Restaurants

The Top 10 Things To Do And See In Zürich

With its scenic location on Lake Zürich, visitors will be enchanted by Zürich's tranquil ambiance. The city offers a mixture of outdoors and cultural activities - here we explore the best.

The 10 Best Bars in Geneva’s Old Town

In Geneva’s historic Old Town awaits one seriously great night out, with bars at every corner. We look at some of the best.

The 10 Best Bars in Zürich

Zürich's bar scene has gained global reputation and ranges from quirky to classy. Here we explore the 10 best places to enjoy a refreshing drink in the bustling city.

The 10 Best French Restaurants in Geneva

From the Lyonnais bouchon to the Michelin-starred Parisian restaurant, Geneva boasts a wide range of places offering real and delicious French cuisine.

The 10 Best Vegetarian Restaurants in Geneva

Whether you’re vegan, vegetarian, or just looking for somewhere with more meat-free options in Geneva, this article has something to suit!

The 11 Best Places To Get Coffee in Zürich

From small and cosy cafés to stylish patisseries, we explore the best places to grab a coffee in Zürich.

The 10 Best Wine Bars in Zürich

From laid-back bars to high class restaurants, we discover the best places to enjoy a glass of wine in a vibrant or relaxed atmosphere in Zürich.

The 10 Best Restaurants in Zürich's City Centre

Zürich not only wins visitors over through its charm, but also through its culinary delights. Here we explore the top 10 restaurants in Zürich's city centre.

Europe's 10 Best Countries for Healthy Eating

We go from the trattorias of Italy to the traditional smorgasbord of Sweden in search of the healthiest eating countries on the globe!

Lausanne’s 10 Best Local Restaurants: Authentic Swiss Dining

Discover the 10 best place to eat in Lausanne, where cuisine from France and Switzerland combines to delicious effect.

Switzerland Design + Architecture

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.

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