Swiss Top Events members distinguish themselves by setting high quality standards, having a dynamic approach to innovation and their ability to get perfection out of creative chaos. They are pursuing powerful visions. Their creativity, passion, and positive energy is palpable at each event.
Join us on a tour of this very prestigious league of cultural and sports highlights – unique, thrilling and of Swiss origin, like the Swiss Deluxe Hotels are.
Montreux Jazz Festival is held annually across two weeks in July and draws 250,000 music lovers from all across the world. Nestled between the Alps and Lake Geneva, minutes from the terraced vineyards of Lavaux, the Festival’s setting is truly exceptional. Created in 1967 by Claude Nobs, the Montreux Jazz Festival has become a landmark event over the years, generating fantastic stories and legendary performances. Originally a pure jazz festival, Montreux began showcasing other styles of music early and today presents artists from every genre. With its ambitious programming choices, its intimate ambiance, and the quality of its hospitality, the Montreux Jazz Festival offers a unique experience for artists and public alike. montreuxjazzfestival.com
In Locarno, thousands of film lovers have the chance to grow alongside the works that the festival offers and promotes each year. Visitors can view these films in a small cinema or as part of a crowd of 8,000 in Piazza Grande, one of the largest open-air venues in the world. Locarno is the meeting point of seasoned filmmakers and people who dream of becoming the stars of tomorrow. Throughout its 72 editions, Locarno has played host to legends like Marlene Dietrich or Anthony Hopkins, beloved performers like Hilary Swank or Ethan Hawke, strong minds such as Ken Loach or Werner Herzog. These unforgettable faces blend in with those of a family of thousands of film lovers, who meet in the same spot every year. locarnofestival.ch
Lucerne Festival is one of the leading international festivals for classical music and presents some 100 concerts each summer between mid-August and mid-September. Coming to Lucerne to perform every year are the most acclaimed symphony orchestras in the world – such as the Berlin and Vienna Philharmonic – and star soloists like Anne- Sophie Mutter and Martha Argerich. The Lucerne Festival Orchestra attracts internationally renowned orchestral musicians to Lucerne. Equally important is the development of emerging talent through programmes collectively known as Lucerne Festival Young as well as through the Lucerne Festival Academy. As part of a network called Lucerne Festival Alumni, former participants in the Academy have an ongoing impact both in Lucerne and around the world through their high-quality concert projects. lucernefestival.ch
The Omega European Masters is one of the most prestigious golf competitions played on European soil. Located at Crans-Montana 1500 m in the heart of the Swiss Alps, the Crans-sur-Sierre Golf-Club is indisputably the most spectacular golf course on the European Tour schedule. The 2019 edition of the Omega European Masters was exceptional from start to finish. It attracted 64,800 visitors from 26 different countries, an absolute record. And the presence of Rory McIlroy, now world No. 1 and winner of the FedEx Cup in 2019, was a real opportunity. The spectators who followed McIlroy in 2019 will probably come back this year. He gave fantastic publicity, and it was a great way to celebrate the tournament’s 80th anniversary (1939–2019)! omegaeuropeanmasters.com
Olympic champions, world record holders, European and world champions: No track & field meeting in the world celebrates national and international athletics with more illustrious line-ups and extraordinary moments. No other meeting in the world treats its audience to larger numbers of stars and competitions, and to more excitement than Weltklasse Zürich. «Never stop getting better!» True to its motto, the much-loved Zurich event is about to enter new spheres: Weltklasse Zürich will host the prestigious Wanda Diamond League final events in 2021 and 2022. Athletes and fans are in for a whole new Weltklasse experience: Three days of competitions and three venues – the city’s famous Sechseläutenplatz, the majestic ticket hall of Zurich Main Station, and the iconic Letzigrund Stadium (for the event’s final night on Friday). weltklassezuerich.ch
Founded in 1970 by gallerists from Basel, Art Basel today stages the world’s premier art shows for Modern and contemporary art, bringing the international artworld together. The Basel show features over 250 leading galleries from five continents, showing works by over 4,000 artists, ranging from modern masters to the latest emerging stars. Combined with stellar exhibitions and art events offered by local cultural institutions, each edition of Art Basel creates an exciting region-wide art week for artists, collectors, curators, critics, and connoisseurs. artbasel.com
On January 15–17, 2021 the world’s best alpine ski athletes will compete on the Lauberhorn in the three disciplines alpine combined, downhill, and slalom. In front of the breathtaking views of the Bernese mountain peaks Eiger, Mönch, and Jungfrau the Swiss slalom stars Daniel Yule, Ramon Zenhäusern, and Loic Meillard will try to present a Swiss winner in Wengen once again. In the Lauberhorn downhill race, Beat Feuz will be the man to beat. Besides the athletes’ performances, the railway trip to Wengen and further on to Wengernalp is impressive, as is as the sight of thousands of cheering spectators on Girmschbiel. lauberhorn.ch
What started as a pioneering achievement and visionary idea among equestrian sport enthusiasts in 1907, today occupies a very significant position in the international racing calendar. The fascination for the only horserace in the whole world to be held on a frozen lake, has prevailed for generations. With the traditional skijoring, the races with the highest prize money purses in Switzerland and a fringe programme featuring music and fine food, White Turf will once again draw VIPs from around the world, locals, urbanites, families, and horse lovers to St. Moritz on the first three weekends in February. whiteturf.ch