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Art and History Museum

rue de Morat 12, Fribourg 1700, Switzerland
+41 26 305 51 40
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Fabulous small town museum. Better than some large US cities

Easily two hours of excellent art- most of it late medieval and Renaissance sculptures. Not a lot... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
PeterDeon
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San Francisco, CA
via mobile
Unexpectedly great museum

Our visit to Fribourg coincided with a significant amount of rain so we weren't able to do as much... read more

Reviewed 1 March 2018
bkterp2001
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Annapolis, Maryland
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  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
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“old building” (2 reviews)
“stained glass” (3 reviews)
“sculptures” (4 reviews)
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rue de Morat 12, Fribourg 1700, Switzerland
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+41 26 305 51 40
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Easily two hours of excellent art- most of it late medieval and Renaissance sculptures. Not a lot of great oils. The Medieval collection rivals the Cloisters in NYC. I saw zero other visitors during my time at the museum. It was all mine! They had...More

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Reviewed 1 March 2018

Our visit to Fribourg coincided with a significant amount of rain so we weren't able to do as much walking about the town as we would have liked. Fortunately we were able to spend a very nice couple of hours wandering through this fascinating museum....More

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Reviewed 21 January 2017

First of all, it is simply a very pleasant place to be in, regardless of what's in it. Then, you'll walk around freely and discover marvels you surely didn't know existed. A must.

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Reviewed 3 August 2016

Art and History Museum of Fribourg is quite large and is located in three adjacent buildings. There are several exhibitions: antique statues, gold and silverware, stained glass, and a few others, but the main part is dedicated to Roman Catholic Art with French influence that...More

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Reviewed 20 February 2016

There weren't many things and it was all german or french. I didn't understand a thing. So, I didn't feel anything about the art or history here. Maybe that is the reason I rate it low. But they don't have so many things to show...More

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Reviewed 31 July 2015

Fribourg's Art and History Museum occupies two interesting historic buildings that are linked by an underground passage. The entrance is adjacent to the 4-floor Hôtel Ratzé, which houses mainly sculptures and paintings by local 12th - 16th century artists, as well as two stained glass...More

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Reviewed 23 July 2015

I love visiting museums, so this was top of my list. There is lots of love here, but also room for improvement. As nearly all TA reviewers have said, the collect and the way it's curated is amazing. Not only the collection, but the two...More

1  Thank AnnArborMHT
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Reviewed 15 July 2015

As a local, have visited several times. Cannot say whether there are special tresors, but have always found it interesting and wothwhile.

1  Thank Ellen C
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Reviewed 16 June 2015 via mobile

I spent about 3 hours rambling through this stunning museum. The sculptures are amazing and considering that many are over 500 years old, they are remarkably preserved. Take the audio guide, it gives a great insight into the story of this ancient part of Europe.

2  Thank Peter M
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Reviewed 12 May 2015

This is a beautiful museum with lots of interesting artefacts from the local area giving the visitor an insight into the history of the area. I spent a lovely couple of hours browsing. I also met an interesting skeleton (see photo)

1  Thank LynetteYo
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