It’s summer and you still need ideas for excursions, museum visits, hikes or restaurants and hotels? Then you should definitely take a look at the current issue of Transhelvetica – The Art of Travel. The Swiss magazine for travel culture is the only travel magazine in Switzerland that focuses entirely on the domestic market. Each issue is inspired by a theme. The editorial team and the extensive network of journalists, photographers, illustrators, philosophers, life artists and buccaneers then compile the most beautiful histories from all over Switzerland.
There you will find tips on very special accommodation such as the Bett und Brot Cydonia with just six rooms in Basel or the listed Gasthof Kreuz in Herzogenbuchsee. Or did you know that you can visit CERN in Meyrin or that there are Hörgänge in Stans this year. These will take you into the exciting worlds of other people, to undiscovered places, to hidden corners and to places steeped in history. For the moving listening pleasure, you need a smartphone with a connection to the mobile network, headphones and enough time.
There is also plenty of outdoor art in the current issue of Tranhelvetica, starting with the traditional Bad RagARTz, which is always worth seeing. With around 400 sculptures, it is one of the most renowned outdoor exhibitions in the world; it runs from 8 May to 31 October 2021 and is held in Bad Ragaz and Valens. Also no longer an insider tip – but unfortunately often overlooked – is the Biennale in the cultural town of Weiertal near Winterthur; exhibitions are held in the idyllic garden of two culture lovers who each give a curator free rein. And many more.
Have you ever been to the new Musée Cantonal des Beaux Arts in Lausanne, directly behind the railway station? An entire museum quarter is being built there with Platforme 10. Or visit the new building of the Kunstmuseum Chur by the two architects Barozzi/Veiga. The museum offers a journey through Graubünden’s art history from the 18th century onwards with paintings by Seganitini, Carigiet and Vital.
And once again Bad Ragaz: lightragaz in the light-filled Tamina Gorge creates a unique light and colour event. Until 16 October, you can not only reflect on light, colour and movement there, but also experience these elements and help create them yourself. A tour with 11 light installations will take you on a magical journey through the gorge.
In the booklet you will also find a number of lesser-known but all the more interesting festivals. For example, the Oberwald Festival in Giswil, the Klangwelt Festival in Alt St. Johann, the Camerata Concerts in Pontresina or the St. Moritz Jazz Festival.
We cannot present here all the destinations or events that make an appearance in the booklet. The best thing to do is to buy Transhelvetica at the newsstand or order it here, perhaps even a subscription. We in the WuW magazine editorial team read every issue intensively and with great pleasure.