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Landesmuseum, Zurich

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In a city filled with renowned galleries and museums, Landesmuseum stands out with its collection of over a million artifacts, arranged in evocative exhibits designed to present the history and cultural heritage of Switzerland. Narrating the birth and the evolution of the Swiss nation, the museum takes visitors from prehistoric times to the present day. Housed inside one of the Old Town's landmark 19th-century buildings, the collection includes furnishings, household items, handicrafts, liturgical sculptures, panel paintings, and carved altars. Be sure to drop by the galleries displaying a collection of 9th-century art, medieval coins, and weapons and armor. By using our Zurich tour planner, you can arrange your visit to Landesmuseum and other attractions in Zurich.
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  • With Swiss long-standing and respected neutrality, exemplary democracy, exceptional manufacturing including world-class railways, and being host to numerous world organisations, there is much to... 
    With Swiss long-standing and respected neutrality, exemplary democracy, exceptional manufacturing including world-class railways, and being host to numerous world organisations, there is much to...  more »
  • Great museum for anyone who wants to familiarize themselves with Swiss history and culture, both of which are fascinating. Unfortunately, we did not have the time I would have liked to linger, but I.....  more
    Great museum for anyone who wants to familiarize themselves with Swiss history and culture, both of which are fascinating. Unfortunately, we did not have the time I would have liked to linger, but I.....  more »
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  • The contents of the permanent exhibition are great, and very well documented. There are many technologies to help us understanding the history of the country in detail without getting bored. Nonetheless, the self guiding across the different rooms that make the time sequence is sometimes hard. Most of the times the best option is to try all rooms and then see which one is first. The price is adequate for the contents of the entire museum. The architecture of the museum by its own is already worth the visit. You should definitely spend at least 2 hours here when visiting the city.
  • Great way to spend three hours. The history of Switzerland exhibit is fascinating. I was fortunate enough to see the Anne Frank exhibit as well. There is an original copy of her diary. I also learned that her Uncle (Otto I think) had to redact some of the details that were deemed too graphic for readers. Entry is free with the Swiss Pass, which was an added bonus.

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