Top events in Switzerland
Art Basel (June, Basel)
There's one favourite destination for art lovers from around the world: Art Basel, the most prestigious international art fair. For the New York Times it's the "Olympics of art world", for the parisian daily Le Monde it's "The best of the world", for the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung it's "Art in its best form" and Vogue calls it "the most beautiful temporary museum of the world".
Lucerne Festival (August / September, Lucerne)
Lucerne Festival is the global leader in the field of high end symphonic concerts. Again during this season the world most known orchestras will visit Lucerne and enchant the audience with their concerts.
Montreux Jazz Festival (July, Montreux)
Since it began in 1967 when it was a three-day event, the Montreux Jazz Festival has become a stupendous 16-day affair, headlined by jazz, blues, rock, world-music, rap, electro, pop and soul luminaries: Miles Davis, Maria Bethânia, Ella Fitzgerald, Quincy Jones, David Sanborn, George Benson, Eric Clapton, Sting, Oscar Peterson, Roberta Flack, Dizzy Gillespie, Etta James, Aretha Franklin, Herbie Hancock, B.B . King, Ray Charles, Al Jarreau, Jamiroquai, Radiohead, Phil Collins, Alicia Keys, Santana, Black Eyed Peas, Muse, Joss Stone, among others.
Omega European Golf Masters (September, Crans-Montana)
For several years now, the European Masters have occupied a choice position in the calendar of the European Circuit. Being a tournament with impressive sporting characteristics, it also plays the conviviality card, thanks to the incomparable ambiance at Crans-Montana.
Locarno International Film Festival (August, Locarno)
Locarno, where the Cinema has been celebrated for fifty-three years, lies on the shores of Lake Maggiore in southern Switzerland (the Ticino Canton). Although at the foot of the Alps, it enjoys a pleasant, Mediterranean climate. Locarno has long attracted political and cultural personalities from all over Europe.
White Turf (Februar, St. Moritz)
The top class venue of active racing equestrians, gourmets, art lovers, or simply sun-seeking Engadine fans.
Every year on the first three Sundays in February it becomes clear what the entire crew has been doing all year long to produce this highly colourful event.
A mixture of high-class gallop races, the world exclusive Skikjöring, and thrilling trotting races allow the leading actors, i.e. the well bred racehorses, to become the focus of attention of the enthusiastic spectators.