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10 Pioneering Women Artists History Forgot

In this art guide, The Culture Trip gives due respect to some of the amazing women artists that history tends to forget.

Rainer Maria Rilke: His Lyricism And Malcontent

A look into the circumstances of this famous German-language poet's life, Rainer Maria Rilke.

Painting Prostitution: 8 Infamous Portraits Of Art’s Illicit Muses

Artists have never shied away from painting prostitutes. Here are eight famous paintings explicitly depicting the lady's of the night.

Germany’s Castles: Their Beauty And History

Discover the fascinating history behind Germany's rich collection of Medieval castles.

The 15 Best Places in the World for Book Lovers

Check out the 15 Best Places in the World for Book Lovers to embrace the written word...

The Top 7 Things To See & Do In Saas-Fee, Switzerland

Heading to Saas-Fee for a ski break? Discover the best things to see and do in the Pearl of the Alps.

The 15 Most Extravagant Cities In The World

Check out our list of the 15 most extravagant cities in the world!

Eat With Heiko Nieder, Executive Chef Of The Dolder Grand

We interview Heiko Nieder, the Chef Fine Dining of one of Zurich's very best restaurants to discover more about his awe-inspiring culinary talents.

8 Famous People You Didn’t Know Were Born In Switzerland

Discover 8 famous people born in Switzerland, ranging from Nobel-winning writers to famous Hollywood stars and iconic artists.

The 5 Best Yoga Studios in Zürich

Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Anusara... if any of these words mean anything to you, you should check out these 10 best Yoga Studios in Zürich.

The Top 10 Restaurants in Davos

Whether you want Italian, Chinese, or authentic Swiss, Davos, Switzerland is not shy of high quality dining options. Here's our top ten to look out for.

The Top 10 Things to See & Do in Davos

The top ten sights and activities in Davos, Switzerland, from its world famous slopes to off-season markets and charming village day trips.

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Switzerland Art + Artists

10 Pioneering Women Artists History Forgot

In this art guide, The Culture Trip gives due respect to some of the amazing women artists that history tends to forget.

Painting Prostitution: 8 Infamous Portraits Of Art’s Illicit Muses

Artists have never shied away from painting prostitutes. Here are eight famous paintings explicitly depicting the lady's of the night.

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

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 Best Contemporary Art Galleries

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

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.

Fusing International Arts: The 44th Art Basel

Hong Kong's debut year in Art Basel will see three cities join forces to host one of the greatest events on the cultural calendar.

Switzerland Food + Restaurants

Eat With Heiko Nieder, Executive Chef Of The Dolder Grand

We interview Heiko Nieder, the Chef Fine Dining of one of Zurich's very best restaurants to discover more about his awe-inspiring culinary talents.

The Top 10 Restaurants in Davos

Whether you want Italian, Chinese, or authentic Swiss, Davos, Switzerland is not shy of high quality dining options. Here's our top ten to look out for.

The Top 5 Bars in Davos

Davos has a great range of clubs, pubs and breweries, which contribute to its happening nightlife.

The Best French Restaurants In Zurich

Experience authentic French cuisine at these top restaurants in Zurich, Switzerland.

The Best Local Restaurants In Zurich

A multicultural city, Zurich's local restaurants offer everything from traditional Swiss dishes in historic settings to international cuisine.

The Best Cocktail Bars In Zurich

These top cocktail bars in Zurich, Switzerland, have bartenders who aren't afraid to mix up something new. Here are our top 5.

The Top 10 Restaurants in Interlaken

A guide to Swiss and international cuisine in the beautiful Swiss town of Interlaken among the stunning natural beauty of the Alps.

The 10 Best Brunch Spots In Basel

Find out more about our 10 most outstanding brunch and late breakfast eateries in Basel.

The 10 Best Bars In Basel

Find out how to best spend an unforgettable evening in Basel.

The Top Restaurants in Lugano

Explore the lovely Swiss-Italian city of Lugano with our guide to its gastronomic delights.

The Best Brunch Restaurants in Lugano, Switzerland

Have a relaxed brunch or late breakfast at the beautiful waterfront city of Lugano.

6 Amazing Swiss Wine Regions To Discover

Read our guide to Switzerland's terraced vineyards overlooking lakes and snowy peaks, and discover where to find the country's best wine.

Switzerland Design + Architecture

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.

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.

About Switzerland

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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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