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The Polish Museum

This museum in the hearth of Switzerland is a pleasant surprise , a history of Poland... read more

Reviewed October 3, 2018
R G
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Dublin, Ireland
Rapperswil castle

It is rather a small museum, but that was not the only interesting find for me. I stumbled into an... read more

Reviewed May 27, 2018
Susmarijosep
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Seattle, Washington
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The Museum of the Polish culture and history occupies the second floor of the castle in Rapperswil and reflects the changeable history of the institution. It certifies centuries old history of the Polish - Swiss relations, the activities of the...more
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Reviewed November 29, 2018

Very nice views to the lake and across town from the top of the castle. Not much of a historical display. Visited October 21st, 2018. Upper level was closed. Not sure what is up there to be seen. Castle has been restored / maintained in...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 3, 2018

This museum in the hearth of Switzerland is a pleasant surprise , a history of Poland beautifully presented and very informative.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank R G
Reviewed August 8, 2018

Rapperswil is such a lovely town, especially the rose gardens and the views over the water, but the Polish Museum is not among its treasures. There are a few interesting exhibits but not enough to make a visit worthwhile, unless, of course, you have a...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed May 27, 2018 via mobile

It is rather a small museum, but that was not the only interesting find for me. I stumbled into an old cemetery too!

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Susmarijosep
Reviewed September 25, 2017 via mobile

Visited the museum in the Rapperswil Castle with my teenaged children who liked it a lot. Actually it occupies a small portion of the Castle, the rest houses a restaurant and wedding halls. The views of the Zurich lake and its banks across the Castle...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed November 16, 2016

The best historical museum in Switzerland. You can learn from it not only a lot about Polish and Europe's history, but also history of Polish-Swiss relations. You can see beautiful collection of classical paintings. The castle and the town are also very beautiful and worth...More

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank Tomasz K
Reviewed September 22, 2016

We turned up there by a coincidence and didn't expect much. We all were (four friends) amazed by this small but very specific museum, which shows in chronological order history of Poland. For someone who is not Polish this museum is a perfect way to...More

Date of experience: August 2016
2  Thank Praxeda A
Reviewed June 30, 2016

being a tourist, without any polish roots or swiss-history-knowledge this museum in Rapperswil at the castle is really a surprise. absolute worth a visit, even for kids, the history is interesting and to me, new. you need to walk up on top of the castle...More

Date of experience: May 2016
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Reviewed June 5, 2016

The museum is located inside the Rapperswil castle. UNless you have an interesting Polish history it's a lovely walk up to look out across Lake Zurich

Date of experience: June 2016
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Reviewed May 8, 2016

I am sure the objects presented are very valuable, however the setting conveys a dusty, dull atmosphere. I was missing some fresh air and background information in particular about the relationships between Switzerland (or even Rapperswil?) and Poland, other than personal relationships due to Swiss...More

Date of experience: May 2016
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