Landesmuseum - Zürich, Switzerland
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N 47° 22.739 E 008° 32.447
32T E 465335 N 5247383
Quick Description: The Swiss National Museum (German: Landesmuseum) – part of the Musée Suisse Group, itself affiliated with the Federal Office of Culture – is one of the most important art museums of cultural history in Europe and the world.
Date Posted: 7/21/2009 12:09:48 AM
Waymark Code: WM6TZH
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member MikeGolfJ3
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Long Description:
It is located in the city of Zurich, Switzerland's largest city, next to the Hauptbahnhof.

The museum building of 1898 in the historicist style was built by Gustav Gull in the form of the French Renaissance city chateaus. His impressive architecture with dozens of towers, courts and his astonishing park on an island between the rivers Sihl and Limmat has become one of the main sights of the Old City District of Zurich.

The exhibition tour takes the visitor from prehistory through ancient times and the Middle Ages to the 20th century. There is a very rich section with gothic art, chivalry and a comprehensive collection of liturgical wooden sculptures, panel paintings and carved altars.

All in all the the museum is home to over one million exhibits of importance.

(Text mainly from Wikipedia)
Cultural history from the prehistory to the present

Street Address:
Swiss National Museum Museumstrasse 2 CH-8021 Zürich

Food Court: yes

Gift Shop: yes

Hours of Operation:
Tuesday to Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm On Thursdays the museum is open until 7 pm.

Cost: 10.00 (listed in local currency)

Museum Size: Large

Relevant Web Site: [Web Link]

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