Art & Culture

Your essential guide to galleries, exhibitions and the performing arts across Switzerland

The ten best book venues around Switzerland
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The ten best book venues around Switzerland

Here’s our pick of the best stores, sights and hangouts across the country for fans of the printed word

Switzerland’s top attractions
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Switzerland’s top attractions

Discover some of the best attractions, museums and places to see in Switzerland

Unmissable sights to visit in Ticino
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Unmissable sights to visit in Ticino

Discover these essential cultural and historial highlights in Ticino

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Check out Switzerland's 11 UNESCO World Heritage sites
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Check out Switzerland's 11 UNESCO World Heritage sites

Switzerland boasts an impressive 11 UNESCO World Heritage sites that must be seen.

5 great family friendly experiences in Switzerland
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5 great family friendly experiences in Switzerland

Great activities from around the country, for whenever you plan your next adventure. 

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Geneva’s best museums and attractions
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Geneva’s best museums and attractions

Discover some of the best local cutlural points in the city

Zurich’s best museums and attractions
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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. Highlights include the massive historical collections in the Kunsthaus, as well as the contemporary art shows in the Kunsthalle and the Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, while the Museum fur Gestaltung prominent for design. Museums come in all varieties here. Perhaps the most quirky Zurich museum of all is the Tram Museum, much beloved by kids, as is Focus Terra and its natural science exhibitions. If you want closer contact with nature there are many options. Zoo Zurich is a family favourite, while relaxing outdoor spaces include Chinagarten and Botanisher Garten Zoo. Check out our guide for information on all of these and many more.

The best Swiss art galleries and museums
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The best Swiss art galleries and museums

Whether you like your art ancient or modern, classical or contemporary there is array of world-class Swiss art galleries and museums. 

The ten best book venues around Switzerland
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The ten best book venues around Switzerland

Here’s our pick of the best stores, sights and hangouts across the country for fans of the printed word

Switzerland's top venues for art and exhibitions

Geneva’s best museums and attractions
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Geneva’s best museums and attractions

Read on for details of the top museums and culture spots in the city

Zurich’s best museums and attractions
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Zurich’s best museums and attractions

Museum culture is a key highlight of the city, with fine art especially well represented. Check out our guide for information

Collection de l’Art Brut • Lausanne
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Collection de l’Art Brut • Lausanne

Off the tourist trail, this fascinating museum is a must-see for those seeking an alternative to the mainstream, exactly what ‘art brut’ – literally ‘raw art’ – is all about. 

Quartier des Bains • Geneva
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Quartier des Bains • Geneva

Discover why Quartier des Bains is to Geneva what Chelsea is to New York and Löwenbräu is to Zurich, a hip art district in a former semi-industrial zone. 

Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst • Zurich
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Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst • Zurich

Exhibiting the latest trends in contemporary art, the Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst has a more light-hearted approach than many of its more renowned counterparts. 

Kunstmuseum Bern
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Kunstmuseum Bern

Bern’s Kunstmuseum houses Switzerland’s oldest permanent collection.