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Rietberg Museum

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Address: Gablerstrasse 15, Zurich 8002, Switzerland
Phone Number: 41 44 206 31 31
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10:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wed - Thu 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
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This art museum is the only art museum in Switzerland that focuses on...

This art museum is the only art museum in Switzerland that focuses on non-European art, and has a substantial collection from Asia, America, Africa and Oceania. It's also located in one of Zürich's most beautiful parks.

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Not easy to get to or to find, but wow what a luxurious location and complex of buildings and artworks. A very special place in the entire world.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Kaiserslautern, Germany

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Zurich, Switzerland
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14 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Unfortunately, this time the museum doesn't keep up to the usually exceptional exhibitions. - there is no proper guidance through the exhibition, I didn't even know where to start or what the purpose was - there is no learning effect; maybe better to read some things on chinese language/writing online However, the guides are probably good, I didn't join a... More 

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Kaiserslautern, Germany
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102 reviews
13 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not easy to get to or to find, but wow what a luxurious location and complex of buildings and artworks. A very special place in the entire world.

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Thank Sephuzzy
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

This museum shows most of the time asian related historic objects from old civilisations. Not only the objects of the museum are interesting and beautyful but also the location of the museum park has a mystic atmosphere.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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275 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

More like an art gallery than a museum. Each room has very few exhibits, thorough descriptions of the items can only be obtained from handbooks scattered around the gallery, and it covers a relatively limited selection of history (the last not being a bad thing). My favourite part of this museum was the "open storage" basement - floor-to-ceiling exhibits that... More 

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Richmond-upon-Thames, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

We were advised to go to the Rietberg to see the exhibition on "Akbar's Golden Legacy - Painting for the Emperors of India" from the sixteenth century by a friend who lives in Zurich. It was brilliant. The paintings were beautiful but the interpretation was outstanding and gave a real feeling of what life was like in the sixteenth and... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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113 reviews
67 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015 via mobile

This is a very nice museum with special exhibitions in itself. But there is a constant Show with atefacts from all over the World. The whole park with the museum is worth a visit.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

It has a large Asian collection, and perfect exhibitions. We visited it many times to see new exhibitions, and they are always impressive. Book store is interesting too. Plus perfect views around museum. It has easy access by trams from Hauptbahnhof.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

The exhibitions here are always first class, well exhibited and interesting. There's a permanent exhibition of Buddhist and Hindu figures in the old part that is well worth seeing. Very enjoyable.

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114 reviews
58 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

If you like Asian culture, you will find this museum very interesting The museum located in a nice park, with beautiful views on the lake and walking promenades.

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Canton of Fribourg, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

The museum is easy to reach with public transportation. You walk in the park and can see the permanent asiatic exhibitions in one of the building or specific exibitions in the main building. The cafeteria is a nice place to stay and to enjoy pastries, sandwichtes and bicher muessli in a cosy atmosphere. I visited the exhibition about "the mystery... More 

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