Art & Culture

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

Geneva’s best museums and attractions
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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. The culture on offer includes fine art in several venues, notably the Musee d’Art et D’Histoire. A surfeit of striking architecture includes the mighty Cathedrale Saint-Pierre, its spire rivalled by the towering Jet D’eau water fountain out on the lake. Other famous buildings include the Palais des Nations, a monumental 20th-century edifice now occupied by the UN. Nearby, the range of museum choices encompasses another ground-breaking humanitarian institution, the International Red Cross. Options for day trips extend to the museum at CERN, where you can explore the mysteries of the birth of the universe, and the Salève mountain where you can sit in one of its cafés and contemplate the views. Read on for details of all these and many more.

Zurich's best museums and galleries
Museums

Zurich's best museums and galleries

From ancient history to contemporary art, there's so much to see for young and old at Zurich's museums and galleries.

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

The King and I
Theatre

The King and I

This grand and glorious revival of the classic musical arrives in its original English version for the first time in Switzerland. 

The Book of Mormon
Theatre

The Book of Mormon

A strong contender for the funniest and most irreverent Broadway musical of all time.

More cultural destinations and events

Digital Design Days Geneva: creative business-boosting by day, partying by night
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Digital Design Days Geneva: creative business-boosting by day, partying by night

Digital Design Days (DDD) will hit Geneva this February 

Cruise into Chinese New Year at Zurich Airport
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Cruise into Chinese New Year at Zurich Airport

Zurich Airport is giving visitors a taste of the Orient for six weeks to celebrate Chinese New Year 

Quartier des Bains
Art

Quartier des Bains

Discover this hip art district in a former semi-industrial zone in the city

Olympic Museum - Lausanne
Museums

Olympic Museum - Lausanne

The permanent exhibition leans heavily on interactive, multimedia displays plus memorabilia and a café with a fantastic views

von Bartha Basel
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von Bartha Basel

Opened in 2008, von Bartha Basel - aka The Garage - features over 700 sqm of exhi­bi­tion space and hosts around five con­tem­po­rary exhi­bi­tions a year. 

Switzerland's top venues for art and exhibitions

Geneva’s best museums and attractions
Things to do

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
Things to do

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
Museums

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.