|The German expressionist
painter Ernst Ludwig Kirchner lived in Davos from 1917 until his
death in 1938. He originally went there to recover from his severely
bad condition. He fell in love with the landscape and the people
and spent the rest of his life in the Swiss mountains.
The museum in Davos, built by the young Swiss architects Annette
Gigon and Mike Guyer, has a splendid collection of Kirchner paintings
and drawings as well as regular special exhibits.
Davos is 2 h 40 min. from Zurich airport.
The rare Kirchner collection is presented in a superb building.
(Valais): The Barry Museum
|On your way to Zermatt or Crans,
why not pay a visit to the museum of the world-famous Barry dogs?
Located right next to the roman amphitheatre it displays in a modern
way all kinds of artefacts related to the St-Bernard mountain pass
and to its famous hospice where the Barry dogs originate from. Of
course you’ll also see the original Barrys alive.
Martigny is 1 h 45 min. from Geneva airport.
Musée et Chiens du Saint-Bernard, Route du Levant 34, Martigny
about the world-famous Barrys and their history.
(Vaud, near Lake Geneva): The Vineyard and Wine Museum
|Aigle is in the heart of one of
Switzerland’s most famous wine growing regions. The museum
is located in Aigle Castle constructed in the 13th century on a
hill surrounded by vineyards that made the Aigle brand famous. The
17 historic showrooms of the museum offer a comprehensive overview
over wine growing and production across the centuries. You’ll
not only see the different appliances and tools, but only a lot
about the winegrowers’ lifestyle. Nothing in common with steel
tank factory shows you might have seen elsewhere.
Aigle is 1 h 30 min. from Geneva airport.
The Wine museum in the 800 years old Aigle Castle show everything
about the wine growing tradition in a real historical setting.