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Archive for the ‘MUSEUMS / MONUMENTS / OTHER SITES’ Category


Zürich Opera House

Zürich Opera House (Falkenstrasse 1, Zürich) – this 1,100-seat opera house is one of the best-regarded in the world. Operas, ballets, and classical music performances dominate this venue’s calendar.   250 performances take place every year featuring international stars such as Cecilia Bartoli, Diana Damrau, Joyce DiDonato, Anna Netrebko, Emily Magee, Nina Stemme, Stephen Gould, […]

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Wasserkirche

Wasserkirche (Wasserkirch, Limmatquai 31, Zürich) — the “Water Church” was originally built on a small island where, according to legend, the city’s martyrs Felix and Regula were executed by the Romans. This late Gothic church was completed towards the end of the 15th century and was regarded as being particularly holy. This is why, during […]

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Uhrenmuseum Beyer

Uhrenmuseum Beyer (Bahnhofstrasse 31, Zürich) — The Beyer Clock and Watch Museum is housed in Zürich’s most prestigious shopping district, situated in the very heart of the city, in the premises of the Beyer watch store. The exhibition comprises some 300 pieces from all fields of chronology, which are examined in technical and scientific terms […]

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Tram Museum

Tram Museum (Forchstrasse 260, Zürich) – this museum documents the economic and industrial changes in Zürich — leading to urban mobility and the development of the city transport network (ZKH). The museum visitor will find a new exhibition area with a continually changing programme and an equally active display for Trams.   On display are […]

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Swiss National Museum

Swiss National Museum (Museumstrasse 2, Zürich) – located in the heart of Zürich (by the city’s main railway station), this museum (housed in a fairytale-like castle) has the largest collection of cultural & historical objects in the country. With everything from substantive legacies of art and crafts to ordinary everyday objects, the museum reveals the […]

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Museum of Design

Museum of Design (Ausstellungsstrasse 60, 8031 Zürich) – this museum has one of Switzerland’s most unique and extensive design culture collections. This museum’s themes are design, visual communication, environmental design, art, architecture, everyday culture, photography and the media. There are temporary exhibitions that raise awareness of the presence of design in our everyday lives. The […]

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Museum of Cultures

Museum of Cultures (Munsterplatz 20, Basel) – this is the largest ethnological museum in Switzerland and holds one the most significant collections in Europe on life in European and non-European cultures (with over 300,000 artifacts from Africa, Asia, Europe, Oceania and the Pre-Columbian Americas, as well as a 50,000 collection of historic photos). The museum […]

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Musée d’Art et d’Histoire

Musée d’Art et d’Histoire (Rue C. Galland 2, Geneva) – this is the largest museum in Geneva. It has a veritable catalogue of western culture with over one million pieces in its collection organized in three different wings. The Archeology wing contains relics from ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome. The Fine Arts wing houses paintings […]

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Matterhorn Museum

Matterhorn Museum (Bahnhofplatz 5, Zermatt) — the underground world of the Matterhorn Museum – Zermatlantis reveals the past of the village of Zermatt. With original houses, multimedia room and objects from the first ascent of the Matterhorn.   A visit to the museum is a must for every guest. On view is the development of […]

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Kunsthaus Zürich

Kunsthaus Zürich (Heimplatz 1, Zürich) – a.k.a. Museum of Modern Art in Zürich, it has Zürich’s largest collection of modern art and is known both for its permanent art collection and its temporary exhibitions. Along with works by Alberto Giacometti, there are also artworks by Picasso, Monet and Chagall, as well as numerous contemporary Swiss […]

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