The Rosengart Collection, Lucerne

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Art Museum · Hidden Gem · Specialty Museum
Admire the works of 19th- and 20th-century masters at The Rosengart Collection. Originally a private art collection belonging to Siegfried Rosengart and his daughter Angela, it is now housed in the former Swiss National Bank and open to the public. Discover over 300 pieces by more than 20 different artists, including substantial collections of works by Paul Klee and Pablo Picasso. Tour the collection for a chronological exhibit of Picasso's paintings to see how his talent evolved. The museum, which opened to the public in 2002, offers private tours in English. Use our Lucerne tour planner to visit The Rosengart Collection on your trip to Lucerne, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • Thumbs up for the art, especially the Picassos. Also for the building and the interesting history to the collection. However, given the museums size and extent of works, we found it way overpriced...  more »
  • A fine museum if you are mainly interested in Picasso or Klee, otherwise a bit limited in terms of covering other artists or works of the period. I liked the Klee exhibit though, as it showed an...  more »
  • The museum is amazing, because it shows many extraordinary paintings of extraordinary painters with an amazing intimacy. We feel immersed into the creations of the artists and we nearly follow the...  more »
  • The museum has three floors: ground, first, and basement. We were there for the Picasso paintings on the ground floor which we enjoyed very much. They also had a collection of Paul Klee in the basement which were amazing in their variety. The first floor has a collection of impressionist paintings by Renoir, Cezanne, Chagall in addition to photos of Picasso in his studio. Unfortunately the AC was out on the day of our visit which made the whole museum very warm. Another downside was that no photography was allowed. Overall it was a very nice museum with friendly staff and great collections!
  • Fantastic collection of Picasso and Klee art. I learned things I did not know about these two fantastic artists just from the pieces on display here. Unique looks into both men’s artistic lives. Highly recommend everyone visit this museum while in town.
  • Fantastic museum with a great selection of artwork especially by Picasso, the museum staff was also very friendly. Just be aware that they do not accept credit cards for under 20,- Swiss Francs and strictly no bags and no photography!
  • Could have been more/better information posted throughout! Great showcase of some amazing works
  • Fantastic Picasso gallery! Really beautiful pieces.

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