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Swiss Knife Valley Visitor Center

Bahnhofstrasse 3, Brunnen 6440, Switzerland
+41(0)41 8256020
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Ranked #1 of 3 Attractions in Brunnen
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Basel, Switzerland
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369 reviews 369 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

The Swiss Knife Valley Visitor Center is in fact a shop for Victorinox products, ie Swiss Knifes and Far-East travel gear and leisure clothing. In addition, there is in the basement a "museum" where you can follow the story of the Swiss Army Knife. In addition, you can see a film about the fabrication of knives and a not very... More

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Arlington, Virginia
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41 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

I had heard that you can make your own army knife here so when passing through Brunnen we decided to do so! I had called two days in advance to make appointments for my three kids to do so--they had a few times at that point and were very accommodating to our schedule. The man who did it with my... More

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Bacolod, Philippines
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

The Swiss Knife Valley visitor center is just a Victorinox shop with a small museum of historical and modern pocket knives with free entry. The exposure of knives is very good if you are interested in it. But the museum is no reason to come to Brunnen. People manly come here to enjoy the Lake of Lucerne.

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An airplane, somewhere
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

A group of us visited the Swiss Knife Valley Visitor Centre in Brunnen in July 2014. It is a very small place just a block or so away from the ferry terminal in Brunnen but it is very well worth the visit if you are a fan of Victorinox Swiss Army knives and other Victorinox items. Upstairs is a small... More

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Coventry
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Made a special stop at Brunnen so that we could visit the museum. We were in the process of watching the timeline history of the company when a group of people entered the room with a guide. Without a word to us, the guide interrupted the display and proceeded to restart it in French for her group. It was only... More

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Schwyz, Switzerland
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35 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Know all over the world, the factory in nearby Schwyz has a salesroom, and the shop in Brunnen. See how a knife is assembled, and also the range of products from this fine company. A great employer with an outstanding social record. Produces knives for the kitchen etc, pocket knives, Luggage, Outdoor clothes, and luggage. There are even perfumes for... More

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Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Went with group kids ages 6-15. We prebooked for the 8 of them to make their own knives for 30Chf each. Everyone was really happy with the experience and the knife. The women helping us were very patient and helpful. Highly recommend.

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Melaka, Malaysia
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

This is a brand store + Museum + Promotion for local product. It is a must to get there if you are a fan of the swiss knives! When I was there few days back they are giving 10% discount for swiss knives that are more than CHF10 and 20% for visitors who are staying in Hotels in Brunnen. They... More

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Jacksonville, Florida, United States
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7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014 via mobile

The museum is full of interesting info on the development of the pocket knife and Victorinox. Assembling your own Spartan is quite fun and a good value at 30 francs. The main blade is stamped with "self assembled in Brunnen." I was told this was not available anywhere else. The Victorinox expert was patient and made sure my work was... More

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Midland, Michigan
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013

This was a fun stop while in Brunnen. It has a small, but interesting, museum and a factory store featuring Victorinox products, such as Swiss Army knives, cutlery, watches and luggage. A very nice place to browse. What makes this place special, though, is that you can, by appointment, assemble your own personalized Swiss Army knife. Only one style is... More

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