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Zurich Museums


Switzerland has a rich history that is represented in some of the best museums in the city and in the country. There are many different topics that you can explore, depending on what museum that you wish to visit. You can explore every type of Swiss history, history of ancient cultures, or you can even go to a museum dedicated the history of coffee. What other European country can give you choices like that?

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You can also find many great museums displays at the University of Zurich that will tell you all about ancient cultures and give you a glimpse into the lives of the ancient Greeks, Romans, Chinese, and Egyptians. Make sure that you check out at least some of the great museums that Zurich has to offer while you are visiting.

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The Johan Jacobs Museum
The Johan Jacobs Museum
The Johan Jacobs Museum is a museum that is dedicated to the history of coffee and coffee production. This is a museum that should not be skipped by any coffee lover. You can find out everything you need to know about coffee there.

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The James Joyce Foundation
Zurich, Switzerland
This museum is dedicated to the life and times of James Joyce, the famous Irish author and poet. Joyce actually lived in Zurich during World War I and it is where he wrote his most famous novel, Ulysses.

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The Swiss National Museum
Museumstrasse 2
Switzerland
This is the largest museum in Zurich and houses a vast collection of artifacts that tell the history of Switzerland. There are many religious themed exhibits and they tell the strong Christian history of the country.

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Museum Rietberg
Zurich, Switzerland
This museum specializes in the history of many non-European cultures. There are many exhibits of artifacts from Africa, Arabia, Persia, and India. There are many other displaces as well that are dedicated to Chinese ceramics and medieval Islamic arts.

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Anthropological Institute and Museum
Winterthurerstrasse 190
Zurich, Switzerland
This museum gives an overview of human evolution. There is a wide variety of animal skulls on display as well as touch screens for interactive learning.

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Archaeological Collection of the Unversity of Zurich
Archaeological Collection of the Unversity of Zurich
Zurich, Switzerland
This museum explores the fascinating world of ancient cultures. There are displays that explore the neo-Babylonian kings up to the death rituals of ancient Egyptians. Greek and Roman vases and tools are also on display there.

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Zurich Interesting Facts

  • Zurich Switzerland suffered a very dramatic fire in 1624.
  • The city was once named Christiania.
  • In 1300 AD, Zurich Switzerland had about 3000 inhabitants.
  • The Akershus Fortress in Zurich is over 700 years old.
  • In 2007, Readerís Digest ranked Zurich as the 2nd greenest city in the world.
  • Zurich has more than 340 lakes within the city bounderies.
  • The Zurich Fjord is over 100 km in lenght.
  • Two Zurich authors were awarded the Nobel Prize in literature.
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