Warhol's New York in Basel

The Beyeler Foundation in Basel is now exhibiting "Andy Warhol Series and Singles."

The show follows Warhol's career in New York, featuring the many serial paintings for which the artist is known. Some of the works exhibited have never been seen in public before and some were thought to be long lost. In addition, many of Warhol's early films are being shown. The exhibit runs through December 31, 2001.

Swiss Science Fiction Museum

Switzerland has the distinction of having the worlds only museum dedicated to science fiction. Called "Maison dAilleurs" (House of Elsewhere), the 25-year-old museum is located in Yverdon-les-Bains, a small town north of Lausanne. The European Space Agency has asked the museum to investigate the possible benefits of concepts and technologies found in science fiction for space research. The agency will then pick the best ideas and present them at the museum.

New Five-Star Zermatt Hotel

Located on a plateau above the town, Zermatt's newest luxury hotel, the 63-room Riffelalp Resort, open since December, offers exceptional views of the Matterhorn and boasts its own spring water. Quoting the hotels press information, "old-world charm is married to modern world convenience: the burnished wood paneling belies such amenities as cable TV, direct-dial phones and modem and fax jacks.

"The hotels accoutrements include a massage therapist, a sauna (with a separate room for women), a steam room, and a gym, as well as the hotels very own skiing guide. The property has several restaurants and lounges on the premises and has a dine-around program with sister properties in Zermatt, offering French, Italian, American, Japanese and Swiss cuisines."

  • Rates, which include dinner and breakfast, start at 280 Sfr. ($172) single and 480 ($295) double.

Geneva on the Cheap

Geneva's new City Hostel offers a range of inexpensive accommodations. Dorm rooms are 24 Sfr. ($15) per person, single rooms 50 Sfr. ($31) and double rooms rent for 78 Sfr. ($48) Each has its own wash basin. Showers and lavatories are located on each floor. Prepare your own food in one of the communal kitchens available for visitors.

The City Hostel is a five-minute walk from the main train station.

U.S. Dollar prices quoted in this issue of Gemütlichkeit may be inaccurate for these reasons:

  • Prices in local currency have not been updated since the date of publication of this newsletter
  • The dollar prices shown were obtained by using exchange rates in effect at the time of publication.