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“A fine museum”

Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich)
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Ranked #4 of 219 things to do in Zurich
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: This fantastic art museum displays Western works since the 1600s and has an especially impressive selection of modern art.
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“A fine museum”
Reviewed 17 August 2014

Zurich is a rich town and a rich town has patrons of the arts. You see the result at the Kunsthaus. It's not New York's Metropolitan or the Art Institute of Chicago, but our feet and legs gave out before we had seen it all. If you are in Zurich and are interested in Art...... this museum is easily worth you time. The collection is not limited to Swiss artists, but, if you are from the US (as we are) you don't see Swiss art at home so the Kunsthaus will expand your horizons.

Visited July 2014
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“Fabulous artwork!”
Reviewed 17 August 2014 via mobile

Went with my husband on a weekday, walked up the hill to the Kunsthaus from Bellevue tram station. We bought the Zurich Card so it was free entrance for us. They also provided free audio guides at the counter with just a photo ID deposit to ensure that you return the audio guides after your visit. Lockers were provided on the basement level with CHF 2 deposit, which you will get back when you retrieve your bags. The number of beautiful, famous artwork here is incredible. We spent the whole afternoon gawking and learning more through the audio guide. In our opinion this place is a must go, you won't regret it!

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Cape Town, South Africa
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“Excellent exhibition”
Reviewed 17 August 2014

Permanent exhibitions as well as temporary ones for whoever likes art. Impressionists, and modern art .. When in Zürich not to miss. Walk up from Bellevue Platz or take the tram.

Visited July 2014
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Calgary, Canada
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“Outstanding Collection”
Reviewed 11 August 2014

This museum was excellent. It has many works by important artists and an outstanding modern art collection. I also appreciated the size of this museum, not too big and not too small. And around each corner was a delightful surprise!

Definitely attend this museum.

The pricing structure was confusing at the museum. We had purchased a Zurich Card which included admission but upon arrival it did not include the new exhibit. This was fine however be aware of this issue.

Visited July 2014
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Sycamore, Illinois
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“A surprise find in quality”
Reviewed 9 August 2014

We have a great Art Museum in Chicago and we have traveled to a lot of other great art venues. We were surprised at the number of very important artists represented here. It is not as large as Chicago, the Met, or Boston in the US and not as varied with a lot of space devoted to paintings. It does, however, have some of the largest Monet panels outside of France. It has three very large Monet panels in a room devoted to them. It has a great collection of Chagall paintings. If you do not know this, Zurich hosts some of the finest Chagall glass windows in a downtown Church. The museum has a nice cafe with reasonable prices on espresso, sandwiches, and pastries. We have been there on three visits and find it worthwhile. Entry was about $43 for two adults--one of whom was a senior. This museum complements a lot of interesting architecture in the older section of the city. We didn't expect this of a city that dominates as an economic center.

Visited June 2014
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