Collection de l’Art Brut: Lausanne, Switzerland

Many of us have favorite artistic movements. I’m partial to the impressionists and always find myself drawn to the Monets, Van Goghs, and Renoirs that decorate the walls of the museums I visit. These artists were radical for their time - experimenting with new brush-stroke techniques that captured light and conveyed movement in revolutionary ways. […]

Museum Tinguely: Basel, Switzerland

Strange things are happening in the fountains of Basel. While shuttling yourself between tourist attractions, a glint of moving metal might catch your eye, followed by a dewy mist settling on your face. A second glance confirms that this small pond of water is indeed alive, providing a staging ground for a mechanized display of […]

Four Days in the Berner Oberland, Switzerland

While there are a number of beautiful towns you can stay in when visiting the Berner Oberland, Lauterbrunnen is perhaps the most scenic. The Lauterbrunnen valley allows impressive views of craggy, snow-covered mountains with the soft, lush backdrop of rolling meadowlands.  Running the length of each side of the valley floor are two imposing cliff faces, adorned by […]

Ferry Boat Ride: Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne is a popular Alpine tourist destination known for its medieval town center, covered bridges, and pleasant lakeside promenades. Travelers could keep themselves occupied in this small city with a visit to the Rosengart Collection’s early modernist art exhibits, a climb up the old town walls, or with a relaxing, lakeside meal. But the real […]