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Vitra Design Museum

Vitra Design Museum Review

In the German town of Weil am Rhein, this museum's main building is a startling white geometric jumble designed by famed architect Frank Gehry. The renowned design museum hosts large-scale temporary exhibits that put architecture, art, and everyday design on display. During guided tours, buildings by architectural masters, including the exquisitely angular Fire Station by Zaha Hadid and the curved symmetry of the Conference Pavilion by Tadao Ando, can be visited. To get here by car, take A5/E35 north from Basel toward Karlsruhe; turn right onto Route 532, then turn left after exiting at Weil am Rhein. The museum is 1½ km (about 1 mile) ahead on the right. Or from either Claraplatz or the Badischer Bahnof train station in Basel, take Bus 55 toward Kandern to the Vitra stop (20 minutes). Bring your passport and get there by noon or 2 for a tour in English.

Updated: 10-10-2012

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