Cities beat autumn blues

There is something for both wine lovers and steamboat fans at the exhibition Keystone Archive

A visit to Zurich's unique wine exhibition may be the best antidote for the blues brought on by chilly autumn weather and shorter days.

This content was published on October 29, 2001 - 11:39

A dozen ships anchored at Zurich's Burkliplatz will be laden with about 200,000 bottles representing the cream of the world's wines, from November 1 to 15.

Now in its 48th year, the exhibition "Expovina" invites connoisseurs and the merely curious to taste and buy, or simply to drink in the atmosphere aboard a decked-out ship.

The right wine can accompany a meal at any of the ship restaurants, which will offer a wide choice for the discerning palate - from Italian fare to Swiss fondue.

Fashionable Lucerne

Style will be a main concern of people heading to Lucerne's "Gwand Fashion Events" from November 15 to 17.

It's the largest event of its kind in Switzerland and attracts big names from the world of fashion while promoting young designers.

There will be competitions between European fashion schools as well as a "Design and Lifestyle Congress" where talk will be as trendy as what the experts wear.

Castle clothes

Travellers passing through southern Switzerland and interested in art and history are advised to make a stop in Bellinzona.

An installation artist has draped the town's castles with lengths of red cloth. They appear to fall across the medieval fortress and the rock on which it stands as if projected from some distant point in the universe.

The art, which can be seen until November 27, is in homage to Unesco for including Bellinzona's castles on its list of world heritage sites last year.


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