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Rietberg Museum

Gablerstrasse 15, Zurich 8002, Switzerland
41 44 206 31 31
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As featured in 3 days in Zurich
Ranked #7 of 98 Attractions in Zurich
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art 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 substantial collection from Asia, America, Africa... more » 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. « less
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Connecticut
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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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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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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3 attraction reviews
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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Seattle
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30 reviews 30 reviews
3 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

If you love the works of Richard Wagner then a visit to this museum is a must - but don't miss the Villa Schönberg across the street - as this is where the Wagners lived.

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Basel, Switzerland
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5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Tripadvisor contains already quite some comments about the Rietberg Museum in Zurich, and I agree with them: It is one of the finest museums of German speaking Switzerland. in 1952 it has been founded in an old villa located in a wonderful park and enlarged in 2007 by an underground building. I love to visit their special exhibitions of artworks... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

A spectacular complex, excellent exhibitions and a unique spot for Asian art lovers in the middle of Europe.

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Omaha
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Rietberg has excellent permanent collection of Asian and African art and artefacts. Currently has amazing exhibit of West African masks and other works. What's unusual is that they are grouped by artists (names are usually not known but they are called by their distinctive features, such as "braided hair"). Museum is about a mile or so from central on the... More

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Hong Kong, China
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Set in some pretty grounds, and easily accessible by tram (like most of Zurich), I was stunned by the quality of Chinese and African exhibits. It's amusing that I flew all the way to Switzerland and saw a Chinese collection that was better than what I could find in Hong Kong. The museum is compact and beautifully laid out. Definitely... More

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