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“Ok, but do not go out of your way”

Swiss Knife Valley Visitor Center
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Swiss Army Knife Valley Bike Tour with Lake Lucerne Boat Cruise
Ranked #1 of 3 things to do in Brunnen
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Portland, Oregon
Level 6 Contributor
113 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Ok, but do not go out of your way”
Reviewed April 21, 2013

This building is located in the middle of a cute village. The tour or should I say videos were nice. Not really much of a visit. No real history or other special information. Making a knife and the tools is pretty straight forward. The valley is very beautiful and the shops and restaurants around the place are very nice. The knifes and other gear is extremely expensive - do not expect a bargain

Visited April 2013
Thank Drtpaper
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Surrey, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Find out more about Victorinox”
Reviewed February 17, 2013

Wonderful new visitor centre. Free entrance. Film about the history of Victorinox. Display of local goods which you can sample and purchase if you wish. Good range of products in the shop. Very friendly shop assistant called Rosie, she can speak several languages and can't do enough to help.

Visited February 2013
2 Thank JulieMSurrey
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Ancona, Italy
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“The Victorinox Museum”
Reviewed October 27, 2012

This review is about what I'd thought of as the Victorinox Knife Museum, under the Victorinox shop opposite the Weisses Rössli hotel in the centre of town. The Brunnen Tourist Authority seems to call it the Swiss Knife Valley Centre.

Obviously it's going to appeal more to some than to others, but I think most people will find something there of interest. I did, and I'm not a collector.

There is a 5000 year old stone knife there with exactly the same shape of blade and handle as a modern Swiss Army Knife, and a coachman's knife of about 1820 with as spectacular a range of obscure gadgets as any modern pen-knife.

It's housed in only two or three rooms under the Victorinox shop, so a visit won't take long.

Visited October 2012
2 Thank ELear
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Baar, Switzerland
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313 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
“Worth a visit if you are in the region”
Reviewed September 20, 2012

Beside the other place to visit nearby, the Swiss Knife Valley Visitor Center is really worth a visit. Looking at the history of the famous swiss knife and even assemble one yourself is really great.

Specially recommended if you are travelling with kids.

Visited August 2012
1 Thank Robert F
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47 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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“It isn't worth a visit, unless you are a Swiss knife fanatic”
Reviewed July 10, 2012

I really appreciated the staff's efforts and passion, but this is nothing more than a factory-shop filled with other local firms' advertising. The information they give you are naive and easily available everywhere in town or on the web. The exibition is pretty tacky.

Thank Kiwitaliani
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