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Swiss Top Events consists of eight world-famous Swiss events in the areas of art, film, music, golf, ski races, track an fields, and horse racing. The designation “Swiss Top Events” is a seal of quality. And it is only conferred on events which represent the crème de la crème of the Swiss events business. These are events of world profile. They are innovative, systematically developed into best of class. A Swiss Top Event has to make event history.

The Swiss Top Events present a fresh, dynamic image of Switzerland to the world. The participating cultural and sporting events highlight the attractiveness and diversity of Switzerland.

Locarno Festival, 2 – 12 August 2017

Throughout its 70 year history, the Locarno Festival has occupied a unique position in the landscape of the major festivals. Every August, Locarno becomes the world capital of auteur cinema. Thousands of film fans and industry professionals meet here to share their passion for cinema in all its diversity.

Lucerne Festival in Summer, 11 August − 10 September 2017

“Tutto nel mondo è burla” (“All the world’s a joke”) declares Verdi in his last operaFalstaff. But when was the last time you laughed in the concert hall? LUCERNE FESTIVAL will explore the theme of “Humor” to show how witty and entertaining so-called “serious” classics can be. Experience world-famous orchestras, legendary conductors, and virtuoso soloists, from Daniel Barenboim to Simon Rattle and Christian Thielemann, from the Berlin to the Vienna Philharmonic.

Weltklasse Zürich, 24 August 2017

The first Samsung Diamond League final offered a night of fascinating athletics at a sold-out Letzigrund Stadium. There were two world leading performances, as well as a number of Swiss athletes offering hints of a very promising future.

Omega European Masters Crans-Montana, 7 – 10 September 2017

For several years now, the Omega European Masters have occupied a choice position in the calendar of the European Circuit. Being a tournament with impressive sporting characteristics, it also plays the conviviality card, thanks to the incomparable ambiance at Crans-Montana.

Ski World Cup Wengen, 12 – 14 January 2018

The international Lauberhorn ski races were held for the first time in 1930. Since the 1966/67 winter season, they have taken place within the framework of the FIS Alpine Ski World Cup. The ski run is the longest race in the Ski World Cup and the slalom is one of the most demanding courses in the world.

Art Basel, 15 – 18 June 2017

There’s one favourite destination for art lovers from around the world: Art Basel, the most prestigious international art fair. For the New York Times it’s the “Olympics of art world”, for the parisian daily Le Monde it’s “The best of the world”, for the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung it's “Art in its best form” and Vogue calls it “the most beautiful temporary museum of the world”.

White Turf St. Moritz 4, 11, 18 February 2018

Guests from all over the world are delighted by the fine thoroughbreds from all over Europe and international jockeys who take part in the races at White Turf St. Moritz. On three Sundays in February, more than 30,000 spectators flock to the frozen expanse of the Lake of St. Moritz to witness the excitement and entertainment of the races against the magnificent backdrop of the mountains of the Engadine.

Montreux Jazz Festival, 30 June – 15 July 2017

Since it began in 1967 when it was a three-day event, the Montreux Jazz Festival has become a stupendous 16-day affair, headlined by jazz, blues, rock, world-music, rap, electro, pop and soul luminaries: Miles Davis, Maria Bethânia, Ella Fitzgerald, Quincy Jones, David Sanborn, George Benson, Eric Clapton, Sting, Oscar Peterson, Roberta Flack, Dizzy Gillespie, Etta James, Aretha Franklin, Herbie Hancock, B.B . King, Ray Charles, Al Jarreau, Jamiroquai, Radiohead, Phil Collins, Alicia Keys, Santana, Black Eyed Peas, Muse, Joss Stone, among others.

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