Acoustic music takes centre stage in Zermatt from 12 to 16 April. Zermatt Unplugged, the only festival of its kind in the world, welcomes international stars, newcomers and Swiss music greats. Over five days, no fewer than 35 bands and soloists will give over 40 unplugged concerts– meaning playing exclusively with acoustic instruments. And all that from midday until well into the early hours.
The annual Zermatt Unplugged festival comes around again for the fourth time from the 12th – 16th April 2011. Against a magnificent background of mountain scenery and amongst spring snow, international superstars and newcomers will be rocking the Matterhorn village on eight festival stages over a period of four days. And they will only be using acoustic instruments. An inspiration for the musicians. A real pleasure for visitors.
This winter it’s time to head south! The Italian side of this international ski region is showcasing itself as more exciting than ever. And on the Swiss side, two restaurants offer guests an enormous increase in quality. Let’s go exploring!
With their performance of the “Siegfried Idyll” by Richard Wagner and “Le vin herbé” by the West Swiss composer Frank Martin, the Scharoun Ensemble Berlin are contrasting two compositions and two composers of world class, in order to roll out the red carpet for the second, the lesser-known Swiss composer.
“I sat there with a rock-hard determination, because in spirit I was already wrestling with the dangers of the mountains, and my friend stared at me through his tears in adoring admiration. Finally, he threw himself onto me with a loving hug and called to me in a self-denying voice “Your Harris will never leave you. We will die together!”
The Anglican Church of St. Peter is celebrating its 140th anniversary on the 26th June 2010. For Zermatt, it is more than just a church: it is part of the history of Zermatt and the tradition of alpinism, hospitality and openness to the world.
The Patrouille des Glaciers (Glacier Patrol PDG) is the largest ski-mountaineering race in the world, and one of the most challenging and attractive competitions in international ski-alpinism. The course is unique on account of its length, its high-alpine altitude and the demanding profile of the route.