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Museum of Fine Arts (Kunstmuseum)

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Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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This large art museum houses the world's largest collection of Paul Klee works and has an extremely impressive selection of 20th-century artists.
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Hodlerstrasse 8-12, Bern 3011, Switzerland
+41 31 328 09 44
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We only visited the relatively small permanent collection on display and not the other temporary exhibitions, but were very pleasantly surprised by the quality of the art on display. Examples from a wide range of famous artists- Chagall, Picasso, Dali etc, and quite a few...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Gregory D
Reviewed August 22, 2019 via mobile

This was amazing to see paintings that aren’t in the rotation of what major museums have. Up close, personal and not crowded.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank lauraalonsobi
Reviewed August 9, 2019

We were randomly in Bern in August, during which time the main museums are free on Saturdays. We took advantage to see this nicely-designed gallery. The permanent collection on display was smallish but high quality (Picasso, Van Gogh, Gauguin and the unknown-to-us Hodler). Not too...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank MrKemp
Reviewed April 27, 2019

I made two trips to Bern specifically to view the two-part Gurlitt exhibit. This exhibit showed the confiscated art that was considered ‘degenerate’ or looted on behalf of the Nazi regime and ended up stored at the Gurlitt apartment outside of Munich Germany, which by...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank FormerCaliBoy
Reviewed February 27, 2019

I have to be honest: The permanent collection (for which I was there for) is extremely small, and also not very impressive. Furthermore, on their website they state that they have Hodler paintings as part of their permanent collection, but when I went there they...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed January 25, 2019

We really enjoyed the part of the permanent collection on display, but found the special exhibition (video art and some random photographs) not very interesting.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank MoscouT
Reviewed January 18, 2019 via mobile

It was a rainy day so we decided to do an indoor activity. The Kunstmuseum was our chosen destination. We chose to pay a little extra and buy the ticket which enabled us to see all exhibitions therein. We are pleased we did because if...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Kevin H
Reviewed December 29, 2018 via mobile

Staffs are really friendly. Upon arrival the museum layout was explained to me. This made it easy for me to decide in what order I want to view the pieces.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 995dayle
Reviewed October 3, 2018

The museum is a large beautiful building with just a few old masters. It's ok if you don't have a lot of time in Bern and want to see other sites.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank bailiej757
Reviewed September 3, 2018

For most, going to Kunstmuseum Bern between now and mid-November 2018 will lead to disappointment and resentment. Disappointment because, at the time of writing, the main draw called "République Géniale" is a bonafide disaster. Meanwhile, very few of the collection's great paintings are crowded unlovingly...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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