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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 - 5:00 pm
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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

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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One of the Best

I've been in museums all over the world and this is one of the best ever. It's huge and the collection is excellent. Not to be missed.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Nathrop, Colorado

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Nathrop, Colorado
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45 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been in museums all over the world and this is one of the best ever. It's huge and the collection is excellent. Not to be missed.

Thank DanDowning
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

1 Thank Nico Thousand-h... R
Oxford, United Kingdom
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275 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 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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573 reviews
275 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 265 helpful votes
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 

1 Thank SergeLourie
Zurich, Switzerland
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113 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

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.

1 Thank underseawalker
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.

Thank gal127
Zurich, Switzerland
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58 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
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.

Thank betty j
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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.

Thank Haim V
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

Very "focused" exhibition. This is the place to see far away cultures, referring to Europe- Japan, Africa, India,..Since it is not a big museum, you can see that each article was chosen very carefully, to reflect as much as possible.

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