Zurich Travel Guide

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Museum Rietberg

  • Gablerstr. 15 Map It
  • Kreis 2
  • House/Mansion/Villa

Published 04/20/2014

Fodor's Review

Dancing Indian Shivas, contemplative Tibetan thangkas, late-18th-century literary paintings from China, and royal Benin bronzes from Nigeria—these are just a few of the treasures in the prodigious gathering of non-European art on view. This is the only museum of its kind in Switzerland, with the main focus on Asia, Africa, and ancient America. The main collection is on view in the huge underground Smaragd building. The Villa Wesendonck, the famous neoclassical jewel that was once a fabled home to Richard Wagner (it was for the lady of the house that he wrote his Wesendonck Songs) houses objects from India, the pre-Columbian Americas, Australia, and the Pacific Islands; there's more Indian, Islamic, and Asian art in an adjacent museum, the Park-Villa Rieter.

Sight Information

Address:

Gablerstr. 15, Zürich, Zurich, 8002, Switzerland

Map It

Phone:

044-2063131

Website: www.rietberg.ch

Sight Details:

  • 14 SF for the collection; 18 SF for exhibition
  • Closed Mon.

Published 04/20/2014

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