Swiss National Museum Tours

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In a city with almost 150 museums and galleries, the Swiss National Museum (Landesmuseum) beats off some pretty stiff competition to take its place as one of Zurich’s top museums. The largest of its kind in the country, the museum is devoted to preserving the cultural heritage  and history of Switzerland, chronicling the birth and evolution of the nation.

Almost 1 million artifacts make up the permanent collection, which takes the visitor on a journey from ancient Switzerland, through the Middle Ages and into the 20th century. Personal items, handicrafts, artworks, furnishings and household items are among the many relics, bringing the past back to life through a series of evocative displays. Highlights include artifacts from as far back as the 4th millennium B.C; a significant collection of 9th century Carolingian art; a Swiss warfare exhibit of weaponry and armor; and an exhibit devoted to the traditional art of Swiss clock making. A regular series of temporary exhibitions supplement the permanent galleries, with recent showcases including themes like Swiss fashion and design and Roman history.

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Housed in a striking 19th century castle at the head of Zurich’s Old Town, the museum is as impressive outside as in. The French Renaissance façade, the handiwork of architect Gustav Gull, was built to celebration the 50th anniversary of the Swiss federal constitution and enjoys an idyllic setting, surrounded by the riverside Platzspitz Park.
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Address: Museumstrasse 2, Zurich 8021, Switzerland
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Hours: Open Tue - Sun 10am - 5pm. Thursdays the museum is open until 7pm. Swiss national holiday, 1st August 2013 : Open 10am to 5pm
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Admission: Adult: CHF 10; Reduced: CHF 8; Child: Free
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Swiss National Museum Entrance Ticket in Zurich

Book online to visit the Swiss National Museum in Zurich where the country’s cultural history is laid out through exhibitions and artifacts. With your prebooked admission ticket, you’ll step inside to browse Swiss handicrafts and artwork that date from prehistoric times to the present day. Pick up an audio guide to learn about the collections or use the Swiss National Museum app on your cell phone.
  • Duration: 2 to 3 hours
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Zurich City Highlights with Felsenegg Cable Car Ride

Explore Zurich on a half-day sightseeing tour of the city. Climb aboard a luxury coach for a panoramic tour of top sights like the Swiss National Museum, the Zurich Opera House and the Old Town, and then take to the water for a scenic ferry crossing of Lake Zurich. Marvel at the grand architecture of Fraumünster Church and the Bahnhofstrasse and then gaze at sweeping Alpine vistas as you ride a cable car to the vertiginous Felsenegg vantage point.
  • Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
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Private Tour: Zurich City Highlights

Discover the spectacular sights of Zurich on a 2- or 4-hour private tour of the cultural Swiss city. Admire legendary landmarks and historical monuments like the Bahnhofstrasse and the charming Old Town while enriching your knowledge of the region’s rich history. See the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, the place Albert Einstein imparted his wisdom; browse the exhibits within the Swiss National Museum; and take a tranquil cruise on the shimmering surface of Lake Zurich. Customize the itinerary of this private tour according to your interests and receive the undivided attention of your personal guide.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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Zurich Highlights Tour

Discover the spectacular sights of Zurich on a comprehensive 2-hour coach tour of the vibrant Swiss city. Cruise past legendary landmarks like the sophisticated Bahnhofstrasse and admire the shimmering surface of Lake Zurich as you listen to illuminating commentary from a knowledgeable guide. See, too, the sacred St Peter’s Church and the charming Old Town, and then ride the Dolderbahn railway to the undulating hills of the Zurichberg district. Select either a morning or afternoon departure to suit your scheduleIf you want more, upgrade your tour at the 1pm option and add an 1-hour cruise and a visit to the Chocolate Lindt Shop!
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Supersaver: Zurich Highlights Tour, Rhine Falls and Stein am Rhein from Zurich

Save time and money with this tour package that combines two tours, so you can visit Zurich’s popular highlights, as well as the town of Stein am Rhein and Rhine Falls. Take the Dolderbahn rack railway up Zurichberg, explore Old Town (Altstadt) Zurich, travel to Laufen Castle to catch sight of Rhine Falls, and go on a walking tour of Stein am Rhein—all in one day.
  • Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes
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Zurich Super Saver 2: Rhine Falls including Best of Zurich City Tour

Combine the cultural highlights and natural delights of Zurich at a discounted price on the Zurich Super Saver 2 tour. Emerge early and travel to Rhine Falls waterfalls, a spectacular natural wonder set amid verdant forest, and then spend the afternoon discovering Zurich’s most popular attractions. Listen to expert commentary as you cruise past impressive monuments like Fraumunster Church.
  • Duration: 1 day
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Swiss National Museum Admission and the Zurich Experience Sightseeing Tour

Tour Zurich by a brand new, very comfortable and ecological deluxe coach enjoy entry to the Swiss National Museum to learn about the country’s history, from ancient eras to the present day. Aboard a stylish mode of transport, you’ll check out Zurich must-sees such as the bustling Bahnhofstrasse and Fraumünster Church with its Chagall-designed windows. Ride through Zurich Old Town and listen to an audio guide as you go. It’s a treat for history lovers and sightseers alike.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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