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Kunsthaus, Zurich. Masters from Rembrandt to Giacometti and the Dada movement are exhibited, as well as sculptures by Rodin, Calder and Brancusi. The graphics collection is excellent.

Zytglogge, Bern. A clock that for more than 450 years has put on a delightful show featuring bears, crowing roosters, knights in armor and a jester.

Kunstmuseum, Basel. World's oldest public art collection. Paintings from the 15th to 20th centuries, including works by Holbein the Younger (a native of Basel), Picasso and Braque; Giacometti sculptures; American pop art.

Swiss Transport Museum, Lucerne. Exhibits on different modes of transpor-tation; antique airplanes and trains; space and com-munications tech-nology; and the Omnimax Theater.

Something Special

After the tremendous success of the first Zurich Arts Festival in 1997, a second will be held June 6 to July 9, 1998. Because the festival coincides with the 150th anniversary of the Swiss constitution, a special Theatre of Nations' program- "Multiplicity and Human Rights"- is planned.

The Opera House will stage a premiere of Puccini's La Fanciulla del West as well as Von Weber's Oberon. The Tonhalle (concert hall) will hear Mendelssohn's Elias, Schumann's Das Parasies und die Peri and Verdi's Requiem, all with choir.

At the Museum of Fine Arts an exhibition of young Swiss artists will include a production of Plato's Symposium by the Neumarkt Theater.

Note: Switzerland Tourism's web site, see box, has continuous sweepstakes for those who visit.