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Museums in Switzerland

 



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Switzerland Best Museums

Landesmuseum (Swiss National Museum) Zurich: The Swiss National Museum showcases the history and culture of Switzerland from prehistoric times to the present day. The museum has a collection of prehistoric relics, and objects from Roman and Carolingian times, as well as works of art from the Romanesque, Gothic, and Renaissance periods. Also on display are collections of rare Swiss weaponry, armor and clocks. Ancient apparel and folk artifacts from each of the Swiss Cantons is also displayed.

Rietberg Museum, Zurich: The Rietberg Museum is the collection of a wealthy amateur collector, Baron von der Heydt, who left his collection to the city of Zurich in 1952. The Reitberg Museum houses a large collection of Buddhist and Asian art and sculpture, as well as masks from Africa and Oceania, artwork from the Americas and carpets from Central Asia.

Kunstmuseum (Fine Arts Museum) Basel: An extensive collection over 3000 works of art, are displayed at the Fine Arts Museum, Basel. The museum showcases a fine collection of Swiss and German old masters, from the 15th and 16th centuries. The museum is also famous for its extensive modern art collection, which is exhibited a little at a time.

Kunstmuseum (Fine Arts Museum) Bern: The Fine Arts Museum, Bern, has a collection of art dating back to 13th-century Italian painters. It is known for one of the largest collections of the work of the Swiss painter Paul Klee.

Musée d'Art et d'Histoire (Art and History Museum) Geneva: This premier museum in Geneva has a vast collection of art and artifacts. Its displays highlight the history of civilization, European archaeology, the history of Geneva and an extensive painting section that covers both medieval and modern art.

Verkehrshaus der Schweiz (Swiss Transport Museum) Lucerne: A relatively recent museum, built in 1959, the Swiss Transport Museum displays over 60 historic locomotives, 40 automobiles, 50 motorcycles, and many other modes of transport. The museum is a celebration of the railway, auto, and airplane industries that helped drive Europe into the modern era.



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