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Switzerland’s Best Art and Culture Events: Spring and Summer 2014

See what’s on in Switzerland, from Basel to Zurich, and take part in some of the best art and culture events and festivals this spring and summer.

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.

Insider Guide to Zurich’s 10 Best Contemporary Galleries and Museums

See stunning art in Switzerland’s cultural capital: these are ten of the best contemporary art galleries in Zurich, from Löwenbräu to 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.

The Holy Trinity of Europe's Classical Music: Bayreuth, Lucerne, Salzburg

Read about the fascinating stories behind Europe’s greatest classical music festivals, held annually in Bayreuth, Lucerne and Salzburg.

The Stunning Art of Sport at Lausanne’s Olympic Museum

In the run-up to Sochi 2014, explore the incredible Olympic Museum in Lausanne and find out how art and sport come together in surprising, new ways.

Swiss Chalets and Cafés: Lausanne's 10 Best Cultural Restaurants

Find your favourite dining spot with our guide to Lausanne’s best cultural restaurants serving anything from classic fondue to experimental haute cuisine.

Precision and Artistry in Swiss Design: 10 Designers from Switzerland

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

Good News From Iran: 11 Emerging Iranian Artists

Good News from Iran, presented by Endjavi-Barbé Art Projects in Geneva, Switzerland reveals a fresh and positive aspect to the Iranian contemporary arts scene.

Lakeside Luxury: Zurich’s Ten Best Restaurants

Zurich's culinary culture offers an abundance of Michelin starred restaurants, locally sourced menus in traditional Swiss winehouses and even dining in complete darkness.

Hodler and Giacometti: Representing the Soul of Switzerland

Ferdinand Hodler (1853-1918) and Alberto Giacometti (1901-1966) are two influential artists who have helped Switzerland to form its own artistic identity.

Swiss Architects: The Legacy of Le Corbusier

From Modernism through Postmodernism and up to the present day, Swiss architects have been leading the way for the rest of the world to follow.

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Switzerland Galleries

Gallery | Galerie Guy Bartschi

Present on the Geneva art scene since 1990, the Galerie Guy Bartschi has throughout the years been able to evolve towards a unique and well defined exhibition program, confirming its status in the Swiss art world.

Gallery | Galerie Francesca Pia

Galerie Francesca Pia is known for the discovery and promotion of emerging artists. Founded in 1990 in Bern, the gallery moved in 2007 to a larger space in Zurich in the Löwenbräu district.

Gallery | Gallery Christian Roellin

The Gallery Christian Roellin was founded in 2004. It promotes international contemporary art, with a particular focus on painting and photography.

Switzerland Museums

Museum | Tinguely Museum

The Tinguely Museum, located directly on the Rhine, was designed by the Ticino architect Mario Botta and houses the largest collection of works by Jean Tinguely (1925-1991), one of the most innovative and important Swiss artists of the 20th century.

Museum | Museum fur Gestaltung Zurich

The Museum fur Gestaltung Zurich is a museum for industrial design, visual communication, architecture, and craft. Exhibitions are often accompanied by a program of tours, panel discussions and talks with artists.

Museum | Landesmuseum Zurich - Swiss National Museum

The Swiss National Museum is part of the Musée Suisse Group, itself affiliated with the Federal Office of Culture, and is one of the most important art museums of cultural history in Europe.

Museum | Kunstmuseum Basel

The Kunstmuseum Basel houses the largest and most significant public art collection in Switzerland, and is listed as a heritage site of national significance.

Museum | Kunsthaus Zurich

The Kunsthaus Zürich houses one of the most important art museums in Switzerland, with works ranging from the Middle Ages to contemporary art, all with an emphasis on Swiss art.

Museum | Kunsthalle Bern

The Kunsthalle Bern was built in 1917–1918 by the Kunsthalle Bern Association and opened on October 5, 1918. Since then, it has been the site of numerous expositions of contemporary art.

Museum | Fri-Art: Centre d'art de Fribourg

Fri-Art is one of the leading institutions in Switzerland based on its devotion to emerging artists from Switzerland as well as internationally renowned artists.

Museum | Baur Foundation: Museum of Far Eastern Art

The collections of the Baur Foundation: Museum of Far Eastern Art, comprise some 9000 Chinese and Japanese art objects, housed in an elegant late 19th-century town house.

Museum | Musee de l'Elysee

Musee de l'Elysee is a museum on Lausanne, Switzerland, entirely devoted to photography. It is a government supported institution founded in 1985 by Charles-Henri Favrod in an 18th century mansion.

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Architour Schweiz

ArchiTour Schweiz offers professionally guided tours to topical buildings of Swiss architecture and city planning led by architects; for both professionals and those interested in modern architecture.

Switzerland Hotels

The Dolder Grand

The original “Curhaus”, dating from 1899, presents itself anew as the luxury-class City Resort. The hotel's elevated location, between the pulsating life of the city and a refreshingly natural green zone, provides a magnificent view of the city of Zurich, the lake and the Alps.

25 Hours Hotel

Alfredo Häberli has created an amazing hotel, with surprising double-entendres and a colourful aesthetic. With the working title of “the smile of my hometown” the hotel is riddled with artistic and graphical interventions and is a mirror of the city of Zurich.

Switzerland Restaurants

Schauenstein Schloss

With the internationally-renowned chef Andreas Caminada behind the food and the magnificent setting of a castle in the Domleschg, Schauenstein Schloss offers an unforgettable experience.

Cheval Blanc

Cheval Blanc in Basel entices with a journey through tantalising Mediterranean haute cuisine. The extensive wine list of over 800 holds an attractive selection of rare vintages and a large selection of wines from the Château Cheval Blanc.

Bumanns Chesa Pirani

All of Bumanns Chesa Pirani's freshly harvested products are prepared to order by the head chef in person. This restaurant in Engadin is famous for its speciality tasting menus with saffron from the tiny village Mund in the Valais region in Switzerland.