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Museum Rietberg, Zurich

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Admire displays of Asian, African, American, and Oceanian art at Museum Rietberg, the only art museum of non-European cultures in the country. Housed in several historical buildings, the museum's core collection comes from a donation from Baron Eduard von der Heydt. Highlights from the Indian collection include the South Indian bronze of Shiva Nataraja, dating back to the Chola dynasty. The site also offers Hindu, Buddhist, and Jain sculpture and bronzes from the 3rd to 16th centuries, as well as paintings on paper, fabric, and palm leaf from the 12th to 19th centuries. The African collection showcases sculptures from the Dogon region in Mali and masks and figures from the Ivory Coast, as well as other areas. The China collection includes Ming dynasty pottery. You can take a public tour upon entry to the museum. Use public transportation to reach the site, as there are no public parking spaces nearby. Add Museum Rietberg and other attractions to your Zurich trip itinerary using our Zurich travel itinerary maker.
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  • Do not be fooled: from the "Rietberg Museum" tram stop it is a 5-10 minutes walk through village-like streets and the botanical gardens, to reach the top of a hill. It is a carefully designed museum. ...  more »
  • Go with regularly look at the exhibitions, which are always very well done and interesting. Combine with a lunch in the bistro in the Wesendonck Villa. Is not cheap, there are various salads, soups, sandwiches and cakes. Not 0815, especially not if it when the sun shines in the beautiful "courtyard". Trappings is a beautiful park, is worth a visit in itself already.
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  • Wonderful standard exhibition of far Eastern art. We visited the exhibition "Osiris", object of art from ancient Egypt, which were brought up from the sea. The Museum is also an architectural gem, but the location is wonderful. During a visit to Zurich, this museum is an absolute must
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  • One of the most beautiful and impressive museums in Zurich (if not in Switzerland), located in the idyllic Rieterpark.
  • Quite and interesting collection, but the front staff can be extremely rude. This is a theme I've noticed in Zurich, especially if you speak Hochdeutsch or English to a person in a service position. Xenophobia in a world art museum... hm....
  • One of the best museums in Zurich. The only one I know of where you can find Asian pieces.
  • Beautiful gardens with a great view. The museum is well renovated with a great collection of non European art.
  • Beautiful museum situated on a gorgeous hillside. Decent exhibits, but really enjoy the landscape and the architecture.