Planning a trip to Switzerland in 2020? Visiting one of the country’s many great and diverse museums and cultural institutions is probably one of the main reasons why so many visitors love to come to the Alpine country.

With just under nine million inhabitants, Switzerland has a wide range of museums; around 900, in fact. With many small museums dedicated to the local history of villages, as well as world-renowned art exhibitions and science museums, there is a lot to choose from for visitors of all ages. Let’s explore some of the most popular museums in the country.

Cultural agenda of 2022 – Explore Switzerland's museums

The Zentrum Paul Klee. Photo: © Bern Tourismus, du Fresne

The Kunst Museum Winterthur

In Winterthur, visitors can look forward to the Kunst Museum Winterthur, an art museum of the special kind. With one ticket, visitors can access three different museums that all manage to impress with their collections: the Museum Oskar Reinhart, the Villa Flora and the former Kunstmuseum Winterhur. The latter is the oldest art museum in Winterthur and was opened in 1916. Today, it is home to Switzerland’s largest public collection of modern art.

Zentrum Paul Klee

Perfection inside and out. Visitors are reeted by an exceptional building, designed by the Italian architect Renzo Piano, while the inside of the museum is dedicated to the Swiss artist Paul Klee. Located in Bern, visitors can look forward to around 40 per cent of Paul Klee’s entire oeuvre that was heavily influenced by expressionism, surrealism and cubism.

Fotomuseum in Winterthur

If you‘re more into photography, why not visit the Fotomuseum in Winterthur. It houses photography by contemporary photographers as well as traditional works from the 19th and 20th centuries. While temporary exhibitions tend to present individual artists and group shows, its collection dates back to the 1960s and reveals a fascinating glimpse into the art of photography.

Cultural agenda of 2022 – Explore Switzerland's museums

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