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.

Tourism today

Tourism is a key source of Switzerland’s income, although nowadays Swiss travelling abroad spend almost as much as foreign tourists ...

Music

Think of Swiss music and yodelling inevitably comes to mind. But the country’s music extends beyond the traditional to jazz and rap ...

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 ...

Arts funding

Cultural promotion in Switzerland – like education – falls under the authority of the cantons and communes and has been anchored in the ...

Events

When do the cows come down from the Alps? Is the cheese festival this weekend? When does the Montreux Jazz Festival start? Find out what's ...