Fondation Gianadda in Martigny is an internationally renowned cultural foundation with multi-faceted aspects. The museum offerings range from archaeological exhibits, a vintage car and sculpture park to art collections and concerts.
Jeremias Gotthelf was the pen name of a pastor and novelist in the Emmental whose depictions of 19th-century country life made him one of Switzerland’s best-loved writers. In his carefully restored former home in Lützelflüh, the Gotthelf Centre, which opened in August 2012, beautifully evokes the period.
The museum for music automatons in Seewen exhibits over 600 music boxes, organs for use at amusement parks and carnivals, and orchestrions. The previously private collection, which was opened to the public in 1990, is of international significance and the largest of its kind in Switzerland.
100,000 snapshots are found inside, an eternally unchanging view outside. The Musée de l’Elysée in Lausanne presents the world of photography against the most beautiful of backdrops, a villa dating to the late 18th century with a view of Lake Geneva.