Thursday, 6 December 2012

Removals to Switzerland - Museums, Art and Culture

If you are moving overseas and require removals to Switzerland, you will want to find out about things to do in your free time to help you adjust to your new lifestyle. If you are interested in art and culture, we have compiled a brief guide to some of the country’s top museums, art galleries and opera houses.

Hamiltons is a high quality removals firm specialising in first class household and corporate removals to Switzerland and shipping to Switzerland. Our rough guide to Swiss art and culture is designed to help you settle in to your new home and for your to find out more about the attractions near you.

We offer weekly full or part load removals to Switzerland either from the UK or to and from any other European or world-wide destination. We also offer a special service for removals to Switzerland where you can specify the dates of your move.

Your household possessions and valuables will be expertly packed, loaded and transported to your destination. For removals to Switzerland and shipping to Switzerland we also professionally pack and move oversized and bulky goods such as art work, sculptures, musical instruments and other valuables.

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Removals to Switzerland: A Guide to Some of the Country’s Top Museums

Whichever Canton you are moving to in Switzerland, you will most likely want to visit some of the local museums to find out more about the country’s history and delve into the region’s past.

If you are settling in the district of Lausanne, you can get into the Olympic Spirit by visiting the Olympic Museum which has films, interactive exhibitions and fascinating objects dating from ancient times to the present day. The museum is in a picturesque location in Ouchy on Lake Geneva.

If you are moving to the Canton of Aargau and enjoy history you won’t be disappointed as the region has around 70 museums. Among them is the Hallwyl Castle, which is one of the country’s most important, and beautiful, moated castles. Lenzburg Castle is another attraction and is a 900 year old mountaintop building just waiting to be explored. If you are interested in a more mystical museum, you can find a 14th century witch’s tower in the town of Bremgarten near the River Reuss.

Lovers of history will also enjoy the 13th century Oberhofen Castle on the shores of Lake Thun, where you can find out more about Bernese residential culture from the 16th to the 19th centuries. The castle park is simply stunning and lends itself to many a photographic opportunity - just don’t forget to bring your camera! 

Removals to Switzerland: Some of the Country’s Best Art Galleries

Many artists have emerged from Switzerland including the 18th century landscape artist Samuel Hieronymus Grimm (1733-1794). He was born in Burgdorf in Switzerland but travelled to England to create much of his work and was eventually buried in St Paul’s Church, Covent Garden.

Another of Switzerland’s most famous artists was Paul Klee (1879 - 1940). Born from a German father and Swiss mother, he is thought to have been Switzerland’s most original painter. You can see some of his works in the Rosengart Museum in Luzern along with works of art by other 19th and 20th century masters including Cezanne, Picasso, Monet and Matisse.

There are a variety of art galleries and museums in Switzerland housing many different works, from fine art to contemporary collections. Among them is the Geneva Art and History Museum, one of the country’s most important museums. The museum houses 7,000 exhibits, which includes an archaeology section, fine arts, musical instruments and a 20th century art collection.

For something different, the Museum of Photography, overlooking Lake Geneva in Lausanne, is well worth a visit. In fact, it was one of the first museums in Europe dedicated purely to photography. It has about 120,000 original photographs from the early days, right through to contemporary photographers.

Removals to Switzerland: Music and Opera Houses

From folk music to 20th century composers, such as Frank Martin and Arthur Honegger, there are all sorts of opportunities to discover more about Swiss music. The country’s most famous modern day composer is musician and harpist Andreas Vollenweider, whose 17 albums have sold over 15 million copies world-wide.

If you enjoy live performances of music, ballet and opera, Switzerland has several opera houses. These include: Bern Theatre, an opera house and theatre, Grand Théâtre de Genève, which shows live concerts, opera and dance performances and Theater Basel, which is home to the city’s ballet and opera houses. Theater St Gallen hosts about 390 performances a year of ballet, opera, music and theatre and Zurich Opera House has been the home of Zurich Opera since the late 19th century.

There are also various internationally renowned music festivals in Switzerland, the most famous of which are the annual Montreux Jazz Festival, held in July on the shores of Lake Geneva, and the Lucerne Festival, which takes place in summer.

For removals to Switzerland and shipping to Switzerland, contact the experienced team at Hamiltons who will be able to help and advise you at every stage of your move.

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