Museums in Zurich

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Boasting a host of museums with a variety of themes and collections, Zurich remains a topnotch draw for art and culture enthusiasts.

Rietberg Museum

Housed in a one-time private mansion, the Rietberg Museum features non-European art, mainly African and Asian items. Such lovely pieces include Japanese Noh masks, Chinese and Indian paintings, as well as masks and statues from the Ivory Coast and Congo.

Landesmuseum

With a collection spanning more than 2,000 years, Landesmuseum serves as a tribute to the rich and storied history of the Swiss people. Featuring items as diverse as religious artwork, clothing, weaponry and china, this museum simply exists to celebrate the Swiss culture.

Kunsthaus

Kunsthaus reigns as one of the world’s best fine art museums. With an emphasis on 19th and 20th century artists, the museum features sculptures by Auguste Rodin, as well as paintings by Pablo Picasso, Marc Chagall and Edvard Munch.

Foundation E. G. Bührle Collection

Housed in the Bührle’s family villa, this remains one of Zurich’s most esteemed private collections. The majority of the items highlight French Impressionist and Post-Impressionist including Claude Monet, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec and Vincent van Gogh.

Jacob Coffee Museum

With coffee playing such an important part of daily life across Europe, it should come as no surprise that Zurich plays host to the Jacob Coffee Museum. This institution honors and examines the culture surrounding the worldwide popular drink.

Zürcher Spielzeugmuseum

This unusual but charming museum features over 1,200 classic and antique toys from all regions of Europe. Although toys from the 20th century remain well-represented, the museum also features items dating all the way back to the 18th century.

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October 30, 2009 new by leah rendon

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