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Rietberg Museum

Address: Gablerstrasse 15, Zurich 8002, Switzerland
Phone Number: 41 44 206 31 31
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Ranked #8 of 95 Attractions in Zurich
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: This art museum is the only art museum in Switzerland that focuses on non-European art, and has a...
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Type: Art Museums, Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Hours:
Tue 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wed - Thu 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: 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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Rishon Lezion, Israel
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137 reviews 137 reviews
120 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

If you have any interest in Asian, African, or Oceanian antiquities and art, this is the place to go in Zurich. There are several floors with many expositions so better allow 2-3 hours if you want to see it all.

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Athens, Greece
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

A beutiful museum in the middle of a green park! The excibition includes masterpieces from arround the world, I admired particularly African masks and Chinese painting!

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Diekirch, Luxembourg
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

the architecture of the museum is simply astonishing - inside and outside the collections are fine - the special exhibition put a smile on my face the whole complex with all the different parts of the rietberg invites to a stay - especially if the weather is good

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Opfikon, Switzerland
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3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Plan to spend hours there - skip the current exhibition of something modern - seek for the old treasures in the basement (literally). Great, amazing, in a beautiful setting.

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London, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
26 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

If you have time to kill, visit this interesting museum which has tons of sculptures and masks from all over the world. Some are fascinating, and some are very scary! There really is a lot to see...

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Connecticut
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Vast collection on Asian art, different periods and countries. Parts of the building itself, are made of green glass. Quite extraordinary.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Very nice cafe with good veggie options, a chic ambience, good service and reasonable prices. I definitely recommend stopping by when you visit the museum.

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

On a 12 hour layover in Zurich I decided to take in as much art as I could. Aside from Zurich itself being a work of art I visited the Rietberg Museum for several hours. I cannot say enough how much I enjoyed this museum and the grounds around it. It is truly a half day experience as there is... More 

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Sao Paulo, Brazil
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

The people from Zurich don't name it an ethnografic museum, but an art one. Let's skip this debate: there I found a incredible collection of ethnographical pieces.... the most marvellous African masks I have ever seen, considering that I am a seeker of.... oh... ethnographical museums!

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Tokyo, Japan
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Wonderful leafy setting and striking green-glass entrance, astonishing collections! I was truly amazed!

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