with Chris Burkard

4. September 2016 - 8.45 AM LAC Lugano

Ticino Turismo, together with Switzerland Tourism, Swiss International Air Lines, Ascona-Locarno Turismo, Lugano Turismo and Bellinzonese e Alto Ticino invite you to join us for an Instameet in Ticino, Switzerland, on the 4th of September with...


We are excited to welcome world-renowned adventure photographer Chris Burkard back in Switzerland and even more thrilled that he will take time during his stay in Ticino to host an Insta-meet.

Chris is a legendary landscape photographer and artist with almost 2 million Instagram followers. Searching for wild, remote destinations and offbeat landscapes, Burkard portrays the humble placement of the human in contrast to nature.

​Join us Sept 4th and meet the master of adventure photography and win some epic prizes!


In a nutshell, an Instameet is where people meet in pre-determined place at a set time, to take photos (sometimes doing a photo walk) then upload them to Instagram.

Our instameet will last the whole day: after having assembled in Lugano, we’ll do a photo walk along the lake, visiting the church Santa Maria degli Angioli and the Parco Ciani.

We’ll then take the train to Bellinzona, where we will visit the city centre and the castles, starting from the city hall.

We will then travel by train to Locarno and take the funicular up to the beautiful church Madonna del Sasso, in Orselina. From there we will walk back towards Piazza Grande in Locarno, ending the day with a drink at Kursaal Locarno.

At the end of the day, Chris Burkard will choose 10 winning photos among the ones uploaded during the day.


Everyone is Welcome!

If you haven’t pre-registered, simply come to the meeting points and register on-site (ask for Laura!)

Be aware that we can only guarantee giveaways for those who have pre-registered and especially in case of many participants those who have pre-registered will have priority access to the funicular.


Meals will not be provided (there will only be a small welcome snack or drink at every location), so bring a packed lunch and some drinks with you.

Travel and lodging:

You will bear any costs associated with travel and lodging. A full price "Arcobaleno" ticket from Lugano to Bellinzona costs CHF 10,60, from Bellinzona to Locarno CHF 8,40. Suggested departure time: Lugano-Bellinzona 10.30 AM; Bellinzona-Locarno 1.30 PM.


We'll meet at 8.45 AM, in front of

LAC Lugano, Piazza Bernardino Luini 6, 6900 Lugano.

Other meeting points:

Bellinzona: FFS train station Bellinzona 11:55 am;

Locarno: FFS train station Locarno 14:45 pm

Looking forward to meeting you all! In the meantime, follow us on Instagram.
Team #TicinoInstameet:
@ticinoturismo @luganoturismo @ascona_locarno @otrbellinzonesealtoticino @MySwitzerland @FlySwiss @chrisburkard