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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
Description: 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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Extremely well-conceived museum

Not a huge place and hence easily enjoyed in a few hours. The collections and special exhibitions are housed in two beautiful old buildings and one cleverly designed new glass... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 20, 2015
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Not a huge place and hence easily enjoyed in a few hours. The collections and special exhibitions are housed in two beautiful old buildings and one cleverly designed new glass structure with two basement levels set in a handsome parkland, so you can enjoy in and outside in one visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

This is one of the most complete collection of asian art in Europe. You are going to love it if you are into buddhist or hindu art from south and south-east Asia.

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New York
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131 reviews 131 reviews
14 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Very pleasant museum set in a lovely Park. The Chinese collection is outstanding and not to be missed.

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Paris, France
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Each time I am staying in Zurich, I have to make a stop and visit this museum. They have always nice exhibits.

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Sydney, Australia
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58 reviews 58 reviews
9 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

The current special exhibition entitled 'Cosmos' starts with a Carl Sagan inspired 24 hour tour of the universe. The exhibition, with assistance from the Zurich Planetarium charts the study of the heavens from ancient societies, including an ancient and incredibly accurate star chart be a Chinese astronomer thousands of years ago. The parts of the exhibit drawing on the Rietberg's... More 

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Rishon Lezion, Israel
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59 helpful votes 59 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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8 reviews 8 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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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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34 helpful votes 34 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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