Culture

Vögele Cultural Center, Pfäffikon SZ

The Vögele Kultur Zentrum (Vögele Cultural Centre) stages large-scale themed exhibitions dedicated to societal issues. Besides art and culture, the Centre also focuses on economic, philosophical and political aspects. Running alongside each exhibition is an exciting support programme.

For more detailed information visit:  www.voegelekultur.ch 

Enea tree museum, Rapperswil-Jona

The Tree Museum showcases 50 selected trees from more than 25 species. In a series of open outdoor spaces, the trees (some of which are over 100 years old) are displayed as space-defining objects in a fitting tribute to their unique aesthetics, sustainability, history and vital functions. 

For more detailed information visit: www.enea-garden.ch 

Abbey Library, St.Gallen

Switzerland’s oldest library and one of the largest monastic libraries in the world is home to a unique collection of early mediaeval manuscripts. The inventory of books highlights the development of European culture and documents the Abbey of St. Gall’s cultural impact from the 8th century through to its dissolution in 1805.

For more detailed information visit: : www.stiftsbibliothek.ch 

Chapel Bridge and Water Tower, Luzern

The Water Tower and Chapel Bridge from the 14th century are Lucerne’s landmarks. The Water Tower once served as an archive and prison while the Chapel Bridge was originally part of the city’s fortifications. In the 17th century the bridge was embellished with a cycle of paintings under its roof beams.

For more detailed information visit:  www.luzern.com 

Botanical Gardens, St.Gallen

The Botanical Gardens in St.Gallen provide an ideal setting for rest and relaxation as well as a meeting place. The Gardens feature some 8,000 labelled plants from around the world, guided tours and exhibitions on botanical topics as well as regular publications on plants. With all this on offer, the Botanical Gardens are also a place of education.

For more detailed information visit: www.stadt.sg.ch 

Museum Fram, Einsiedeln

The purpose of the Fram Museum, which is run by the Einsiedeln Cultural Foundation, is to collect, research and nurture Einsiedeln’s cultural legacy, and that of the region, and make it available to the public through exhibitions. The Museum has been located at Haus Fram since 2010.

For more detailed information visit:  www.fram-einsiedeln.ch 

Rosengart Collection Museum, Luzern

The Rosengart Collection, a centre of world-ranking Classic Modernism, owes its international renown to its unique groups of works by Klee and Picasso as well as works from more than 20 other world-famous artists such as Monet, Matisse, Miró and Chagall.

For more detailed information visit: www.rosengart.ch 

Bourbaki Panorama, Luzern

On a circular painting more than 1,000 m2 in size Geneva artist Edouard Castres tells the story of a remarkable event in Swiss history. In the winter of 1871 the French army flees to Switzerland and is saved in a remarkable act of solidarity. A multimedia exhibition complements and expands on this theme.

For more detailed information visit:  www.bourbakipanorama.ch 

Kunst(Zeug)Haus, Rapperswil

The Kunst(Zeug)Haus in Rapperswil-Jona is a vivid place for Swiss contemporary art. The Museum owes its artistic capital to Elisabeth and Peter Bosshard. In 2006, the two art lovers dedicated their entire collection to the Foundation Kunst(Zeug)Haus.

For more detailed information visit: www.kunstzeughaus.ch