Fribourg and Neuchatel Sights

Musée d'Art et d'Histoire de Fribourg (Fribourg Museum of Art and History)

  • 12 rue de Morat Map It
  • Fribourg

Published 04/14/2015

Fodor's Review

This important museum is housed in the Renaissance Ratzé Mansion and, incongruously, an old slaughterhouse connected to the mansion proper by an underground passage. The mansion displays 12th- to 19th-century art, including several works by Hans Fries. The 19th-century slaughterhouse, a stark stone structure modernized with steel-and-glass blocks, provides the setting for a provocative mix of sacred sculptures and the kinetic, scrap-iron whimsies of native son Jean Tinguely. The attic gallery displays 19th- and 20th-century paintings from Swiss artists, as well as from Delacroix, Courbet, and others. Take a breather in the quiet sculpture garden overlooking the river. Limited descriptive material in English is available upon request, and guided tours in English can be booked in advance.

Sight Information

Address:

12 rue de Morat, Fribourg, Fribourg, 1700, Switzerland

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Phone:

026-3055140

Website: www.mahf.ch

Sight Details:

  • 6 SF–8 SF
  • Tues., Wed., and Fri.–Sun. 11–6, Thurs. 11–8

Published 04/14/2015

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