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Opening times

Museum, boutique and bistro

  • openinghours.days.long.tuesday Open till openinghours.days.long.wednesday openinghours.openfromto.long

  • openinghours.days.long.thursday openinghours.openfromto.long

  • openinghours.days.long.friday Open till openinghours.days.long.sunday openinghours.openfromto.long

Library

  • openinghours.days.long.tuesday Open till openinghours.days.long.wednesday openinghours.and openinghours.days.long.friday openinghours.openfromto.long

  • openinghours.days.long.thursday openinghours.openfromto.long

  • openinghours.days.long.saturday Open till openinghours.days.long.monday closed

Special opening times

  • Good Friday 29.03.2024 openinghours.openfromto.long

  • Kars Saturday 30.03.2024 openinghours.openfromto.long

  • Easter 31.03.2024 openinghours.openfromto.long

  • Easter Monday 01.04.2024 openinghours.openfromto.long

  • Sechseläuten 15.04.2024 closed

  • Labour Day 01.05.2024 openinghours.openfromto.long

  • Ascension Day 09.05.2024 openinghours.openfromto.long

  • Whitsun 19.05.2024 openinghours.openfromto.long

  • Whit Monday 20.05.2024 openinghours.openfromto.long

  • International Museum Day 26.05.2024 openinghours.openfromto.long

  • Swiss National Holiday 01.08.2024 openinghours.openfromto.long

  • Long Night of the Museums 07.09.2024 openinghours.openfromto.long

  • Long Night of the Museums 08.09.2024 openinghours.openfromto.long

  • Knabenschiessen 09.09.2024 closed

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Opening times

Museum, boutique and bistro

  • openinghours.days.long.tuesday Open till openinghours.days.long.wednesday openinghours.openfromto.long

  • openinghours.days.long.thursday openinghours.openfromto.long

  • openinghours.days.long.friday Open till openinghours.days.long.sunday openinghours.openfromto.long

Library

  • openinghours.days.long.tuesday Open till openinghours.days.long.wednesday openinghours.and openinghours.days.long.friday openinghours.openfromto.long

  • openinghours.days.long.thursday openinghours.openfromto.long

  • openinghours.days.long.saturday Open till openinghours.days.long.monday closed

Special opening times

  • Good Friday 29.03.2024 openinghours.openfromto.long

  • Kars Saturday 30.03.2024 openinghours.openfromto.long

  • Easter 31.03.2024 openinghours.openfromto.long

  • Easter Monday 01.04.2024 openinghours.openfromto.long

  • Sechseläuten 15.04.2024 closed

  • Labour Day 01.05.2024 openinghours.openfromto.long

  • Ascension Day 09.05.2024 openinghours.openfromto.long

  • Whitsun 19.05.2024 openinghours.openfromto.long

  • Whit Monday 20.05.2024 openinghours.openfromto.long

  • International Museum Day 26.05.2024 openinghours.openfromto.long

  • Swiss National Holiday 01.08.2024 openinghours.openfromto.long

  • Long Night of the Museums 07.09.2024 openinghours.openfromto.long

  • Long Night of the Museums 08.09.2024 openinghours.openfromto.long

  • Knabenschiessen 09.09.2024 closed

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Guided Tour

Traditional tales from the Alps

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A guided tour through the exhibition «Traditional tales from the Alps».

National Museum Zurich

English

This event is in the past.

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+41 44 218 66 00 reservationen@nationalmuseum.ch

The exhibition

Key visual of the exhibition Traditional tales from the Alps

When dolls come to life, fertile pastures transform into rocky deserts or a woman assumes an animal form, we’ve truly entered the land of myths and legends. Demonic legends tell of supernatural, eerie happenings revolving around ghosts, witches, dragons and even the devil. Historical myths speak of factual or alleged figures from the past. A legend is always linked to a real place – the tale gains credibility that way. Whether it’s Sennentuntschi, the Devil’s Bridge, or the tale of Blüemlisalp, the Swiss Alps are rich with legends which are just waiting to be retold and passed on…

More about the exhibition