The best things to do in Switzerland this autumn
As the heated fun of summer becomes a distant memory, autumn presents new amazing things to do in Switzerland.
With the Swiss school holidays falling in October, it's a great time of year to explore these family-friendly museums, attractions, parks, cafes plus a few places to chill out and wind down in too.
Living in Switzerland? Our guide has top tips for those living here or relocating here, with news and events.
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Kandinsky, Marc & the Blue Rider
Time and time again, Fondation Beyeler, an exquisite Renzo Piano design on the outskirts of Basel, organises exhibitions that are both crowd-pleasers and meaningful.
Children's story hour at Orell Füssli Bookshop
This delightful monthly event is an Orell Füssli tradition.
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Some of the essential Geneva experiences and must-do's on a visit to the city
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The essential Zurich experiences
The best Swiss art galleries and museums
Our essential selection for Zurich art and cultural experiences
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Robots to begin delivering mail around Switzerland
If you weren't convinced that we aren't living in the future, news of robotic sentinels delivering mail in Switzerland might help you think otherwise. Swiss Post has announced that they will be testing out drone mailmen in Bern, Köniz, and Biberist as part of an initiative to improve postal services by speeding up deliveries. According to a Swiss Post statement, the trail is to start in September and it will test the robots' application in "same-day and same-hour delivery, grocery deliveries or even home deliveries of medical products". The pint-sized robots can run up to two hours or six kilometres (3.7 miles), with a cruising speed of about three kilometres per hour, with a maximum speed of six kilometres per hour. They can carry up to 10kg at a time and navigate using nine cameras, four frontal sensors and GPS technology. The trail will be run in partnership with British technology company Starship Technologies, who have outlined the workings of the robot in a neat video.
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The best Swiss art galleries and museums
Whether you like your art ancient or modern, classical or contemporary, applied or outsider, there is an eye-popping array of world-class Swiss art galleries and museums. From the Paul Klee and Vitra Design museums to prestigious events like Art Basel, the Swiss art scene is vibrant. With both a collecting culture that stretches back centuries and the planet’s most important annual contemporary fair, Basel city has traditionally been the Swiss scene’s Chanel-clad grand dame, snapping up Warhols and Bacons for her Rhine-side apartment. But worldly Zürich has hit a bold new stride in the last decade, with the immaculate regeneration of the city’s former industrial zone serving up a bevy of cool white cubes where cutting-edge contemporary art from every end of the Earth is making itself right at home. Nor are Geneva and Bern art slouches. Their venerable palaces of painting and plastic arts have long earned their global reputations, and each city also has its own flourishing crop of temples to the contemporary, both civic and indie. And the national art appetite keeps on growing. While Renzo Piano hasn’t been called upon just yet to turn the spectacular Fondation Beyeler he built in Basel and Bern’s Zentrum Paul Klee into a megamuseum hat-trick, major institutions are adding new extensions and taking over bigger buildings, while art spaces are breathing vital new life into urban industrial edifices.
Geneva’s best museums and attractions
With a reputaiton of a world class city in a spectacular setting around an Alpine lake, renowned for its complement of global institutions, Geneva museums and other attractions are in generous supply.
Zurich’s best museums and attractions
An impressive array of striking monuments and pretty parks are among the top attractions to see during a day in Zurich. Museum culture is a key highlight of the city, with fine art especially well represented.
Museum of Communication
Explore human communication, from gestures and body language to media, telecommunications and pop culture, through interactive exhibits and artefacts like horse-drawn mail coaches, early radio sets and retro computers.