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Swiss Knife Valley Visitor Center

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Address: Bahnhofstrasse 3, Brunnen 6440, Switzerland
Phone Number: +41(0)41 8256020
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10:00 am - 6:30 pm
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Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 6:30 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Don't be Late!

I made a reservation about 1 week before we went to the Flagship store. Four children went to make knives. We were 5 minutes late. The lady at the counter told us that... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Robyn S
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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Our inter railing trip idea started after my sons wanted to see where Swiss army knives are made! We all went to the Swiss Knife Valley Visitor Centre to make a knife. We all enjoyed this (me and 2 teenagers); the lady was very knowledgeable and spoke excellent English. The museum is interesting and the shop has 2 levels -... More 

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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A most interesting visitor centre with shop containing the great Victorinox products, helpful staff and centrally located, the main factory is just up the road in Ibach.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I made a reservation about 1 week before we went to the Flagship store. Four children went to make knives. We were 5 minutes late. The lady at the counter told us that unfortunately we would only be able to make 3 knives instead of four. That was disappointing. The three children who were able to make knives had a... More 

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Thank Robyn S
Sorenberg, Schweiz
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

Was there with my foreign friends to buy an original Swiss Army Knife direct from the fabrication site. My friends bought a red one and I was happy to find blue one. In the evening it was fun to open a red wine bottle with it and it is amazing how many things this knife has in it...eventuell auch Pinzette😀😊☺

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Thank djbobo2
Munich, Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

I stopped at the visitor center during lunch. It's a nice facility that highlights activities and specialties of the region. It's relatively small and having a working knowledge of German would be helpful. The staff is friendly and well help you but they are limited in number and busy.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

Short private lesson on how to make the famous Swiss knives. Only one model to follow so not as personalized as expected. Make sure to book in advance as it was very hard getting a slot in the summer break

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Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

There is a shop where you get besides the widest variety of Swiss knifes also clothing, luggage and accessories. The museum downstairs has a great collection of old knives and stories about the development of knives. You can see live how knives are assembled, try yourself and watch videos when great things were accomplished by using a Swiss knife (even... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

Afordable price and quality product with long life spend guarantee. Nice design and very handy for travelling.

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Nebraska City, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

I had a chance to visit this specific store at the suggestion of our local guide. There is a small museum in the basement that outlines the history of the Swiss Army knife. AND if you want you can personally have a custom made knife made while you wait (you have to schedule and it takes about 50 min so... More 

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Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

The museum is tiny, but we'll worth a visit. There are several interactive displays that are available in multiple languages. Some of the knives on display are enormous and wonderfully complex. I purchased 2 Swiss Army knives and requested engraving on one of them. The shopkeeper helped me select the best knife for myself. She showed me how to hold... More 

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