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Zentrum Paul Klee (Paul Klee Center)
Ranked #7 of 79 things to do in Bern
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Helsinki
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47 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Always worth a visit”
Reviewed November 4, 2012

If like great architecture, fantastic view to Alps and most of all are a fan of Paul Klee, this place is a must.

Visited October 2012
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bangkok
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“Well worth a visit”
Reviewed October 10, 2012

One of our reasons for visiting Bern was to see the Klee collection at the Zentrum. The museum is outside the city, but getting there by tram is easy. The museum has very interesting architectural designs by Renzo Piano, so that is an additional feature. There's a special exhibition about the architecture in the museum. The museum rooms are well lit and spacious. The collection is quite large so the museum varies it, presenting different aspects of Klee's work, often in connection with other artists. For anyone interested in seeing the work of Paul Klee, this museum is a must.

Visited September 2012
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York, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 249 helpful votes
“a wonderful gallery”
Reviewed September 24, 2012

well designed and bursting with objects dart klee is an amazing artist little heard of but thrilling nevertheless

Visited September 2012
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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“Only for true art/ Paul Klee Lovers..”
Reviewed September 18, 2012

I consider myself a art lover, but this was not my kind of art. The museum takes quite some space, but it all comes down to two large rooms with lots of small sketches/plaintings. Most to my humble opinion not more than a few lines of sketching. Sorry of all the true Paul Klee fans, this is not a museum to just see some nice art, more a specialist collection.

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Lovely exterior of the building, shame about the exhibition”
Reviewed September 14, 2012

Klee is a well known contempory artist. He was Swiss. Putting those two thoughts together you would think that this museum would have a wow factor as the Swiss seem to do things quite well! There was my error! The building is Interesting to see architecturally, the bistro style restaurant does really nice, interesting food but the art work was a disappointment. It's a shame that Klee's colourful canvases are few and few between. If you are in the area go, but if you have to drive a while to get there like me I wouldn't bother to return again.
Ps don't bring big handbags etc as they give you plastic bags in which to carry your belongings etc.

Visited September 2012
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