1900-1914. Foray into happyness.

1900-1914. Foray into happyness.

Up until the outbreak of the First World War, few suspected that a catastrophe was about to befall Europe and much of the rest of the world. People believed that they were living in the 'golden age of security', as the writer StefanZweig called it. It was an era that gave rise to the avant-garde,...more

The Allegretto Band

The Allegretto Band

Listen to the beautiful sounds of our very own band Allegretto whilst enjoying the fantastic views of Lake Lucerne and the surrounding mountains....more

Alphorn concert

Alphorn concert

Alphorn concert wind section of the anniversary week of the «20....more

Ticino Experience

Ticino Experience

A unique gastronomic experience! During the projection of a chef's...more

1900-1914. Foray into happyness.

Up until the outbreak of the First World War, few suspected that a catastrophe was about to befall Europe and much of the rest of the world. People believed that they were living in the 'golden age of security', as the writer StefanZweig called it. It was an era that gave rise to the avant-garde, the breaking down of gender roles, ground­breaking inventions, increasing prosperity, investigations into the unconscious, and a misguided belief in lasting peace. Although 'the new' triggered a surge of euphoria, under the surface there were feelings of insecurity and fear.The exhibition explores this rollercoaster of feelings -- of exhilaration and being overwhelmed, which has parallels in our own time. It brings together exhibits from the Swiss National Museum's collection and works from major museums and private collections. On display are paintings by Wassily Kandinsky, Pablo Picasso, Egon Schiele and Ferdinand Hodler that are on loan from the Centre Pompidou in Paris, the Fondation Beyeler in Riehen and the Aargauer Kunsthaus in Aarau.

Up until the outbreak of the First World War, few suspected that a catastrophe was about to befall Europe and much of the rest of the world. People believed that they were living in the 'golden age of security', as the writer StefanZweig called it. It was an era that gave rise to the avant-garde, the breaking down of gender roles, ground­breaking inventions, increasing prosperity, investigations into the unconscious, and a misguided belief in lasting peace. Although 'the new' triggered a surge of euphoria, under the surface there were feelings of insecurity and fear.The exhibition explores this rollercoaster of feelings -- of exhilaration and being overwhelmed, which has parallels in our own time. It brings together exhibits from the Swiss National Museum's collection and works from major museums and private collections. On display are paintings by Wassily Kandinsky, Pablo Picasso, Egon Schiele and Ferdinand Hodler that are on loan from the Centre Pompidou in Paris, the Fondation Beyeler in Riehen and the Aargauer Kunsthaus in Aarau.

1900-1914. Foray into happyness.
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The Allegretto Band

Listen to the beautiful sounds of our very own band Allegretto whilst enjoying the fantastic views of Lake Lucerne and the surrounding mountains. Enjoy the wonderful sounds whilst soaking up the fantastic scenery. This concert only takes place weather permitting. Admission free.

Listen to the beautiful sounds of our very own band Allegretto whilst enjoying the fantastic views of Lake Lucerne and the surrounding mountains. Enjoy the wonderful sounds whilst soaking up the fantastic scenery. This concert only takes place weather permitting. Admission free.

The Allegretto Band
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Alphorn concert

Alphorn concert wind section of the anniversary week of the «20. Schönrieder Alphorntage».

Alphorn concert wind section of the anniversary week of the «20. Schönrieder Alphorntage».

Alphorn concert
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Ticino Experience

A unique gastronomic experience! During the projection of a chef's comical adventures searching for new flavors in Ticino, the audience enjoys delicious regional tastings: Ratafià, Alp cheese and more.

A unique gastronomic experience! During the projection of a chef's comical adventures searching for new flavors in Ticino, the audience enjoys delicious regional tastings: Ratafià, Alp cheese and more.

Ticino Experience
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