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Schweizerisches Landesmuseum (Swiss National Museum)

  • Museumstr. 2 Map It
  • Kreis 5

Published 04/14/2015

Fodor's Review

Housed in a gargantuan neo-Gothic building dating from 1889, the Swiss National Museum owns an enormous collection of objects dating from the Stone Age to modern times. There are costumes, furniture, early watches, and a great deal of military history, including thousands of toy soldiers reenacting famous battles. In the hall of arms there's a splendid mural, painted by the late-19th-century Bernese artist Ferdinand Hodler, called The Retreat of the Swiss Confederates at Marignano. The work depicts a defeat in 1515 by the French.

Sight Information

Address:

Museumstr. 2, Zürich, 8005, Switzerland

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Phone:

044-2186511

Sight Details:

  • 10 SF
  • Tues., Wed., and Fri.–Sun. 10–5, Thurs. 10–7

Published 04/14/2015

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