Tourism & Culture

Tourism is big business in Switzerland for good reason. With some of the highest mountains on the continent, bustling urban centres and colourful Swiss festivals, Switzerland boasts a unique array of things to see and do.

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Painters and sculptors

Swiss artists’ styles range from the playful to the grotesque. Learn more about “Alien” designer HR Giger, and icons like Giacometti, Klee and ...

Historical development

Switzerland only became a tourist destination a century and a half ago, thanks largely to naturalists, the Romantics and outdoor enthusiasts. In ...

Customs and festivals

From Carnival to yodelling festivals, Swiss customs and traditions are as varied as each of the cantons in the confederation. The brassy ...

City and regional guides

While Switzerland is perhaps best known for its outstanding natural beauty, the country’s main urban centres offer a diverse and lively array of ...

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