Must-See Museums in Zurich
Switzerland’s largest city, Zurich is home to a variety of museums covering a striking range of interests, from sports and historical artifacts to Swiss textiles and African art. Here are our tips for museums that should definitely have a place on your Zurich itinerary.
Swiss National Museum (Landesmuseum)
In the heart of the city on the west bank of the Limmat, the National Museum depicts the country’s history and culture through its collection of more than 860,000 objects. From art and archaeology to textiles, furniture, wagons, timepieces, and more, the museum tells the stories of Switzerland.
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich)
Centrally located in the city, the Kunsthaus is home to roughly 4,000 paintings and sculptures and 95,000 drawings and prints, mostly by European artists such as Monet and Picasso. The collection ranges from the 13th century to the present day.
Located just south of central Zurich in the lakeside suburb of Enge, Museum Rietberg is dedicated to non-European artwork. With a combination of historical and contemporary buildings, the museum houses thousands of traditional and modern art and cultural objects from Asia, the Americas, Africa, Australia, and more.
FIFA World Football Museum
Also in the suburb of Enge, the FIFA World Football Museum is a must for soccer (football) fans. Dedicated to preserving the heritage of the world’s most popular sport, the museum features a collection of photographs, memorabilia, notes from matches and other historical documents, and World Cup stories.