Natural History Museum

Bern

A1 Neufeld dir Wankdrof

A1 Neufeld dir Wankdrof

A1 Grauholz direction Zurich

A1 Grauholz direction Zurich

Schloss Bümpliz, CH-3018 Bern

Schloss Bümpliz, CH-3018 Bern

Bern - Sky View 1

Bern - Sky View 1

Kirchenfeld

Kirchenfeld

A1 Neufeld dir Forsthaus

A1 Neufeld dir Forsthaus

Bern-Altstadt - Münstergasse

Bern-Altstadt - Münstergasse

A6 Wankdorf Nord direction Grauholz

A6 Wankdorf Nord direction Grauholz

A6 Ostring direction Wankdorf

A6 Ostring direction Wankdorf

A1 Felsenauviadukt direction Vaud

A1 Felsenauviadukt direction Vaud

Zytglogge, Kramgasse, Bern

Zytglogge, Kramgasse, Bern

Bärenplatz, Stadt Bern

Bärenplatz, Stadt Bern

A1 Betlehem Bern direction Ville

A1 Betlehem Bern direction Ville

Bern

Bern

A12 Weyermannshaus direction Fribourg

A12 Weyermannshaus direction Fribourg

Bärecam

Bärecam

Its animal diorama display and exhibit of spectacular gigantic crystals qualify the Natural History Museum in Bern as one of Switzerland's most important nature museums.

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Language:
de

Duration:
1/2 day

Persons:
10 - 50

Cost:
Yes

Season:
Whole year

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The Natural History Museum's primary focus is depicting animals in their natural environment. The museum is also home to the Plaggenstock Treasure, an astounding display of spectacular quartz crystals.

Animal Diorama
The 220 animal dioramas with mammals and birds in their natural environments have the capacity to transport visitors to Africa and Asia, to Alaska and to the mountains of Switzerland.

The exhibition also includes "Barry", a Saint Bernard dog who died in 1814 and has always been the public's number one favorite attraction.

Giant Crystals - The Planggenstock Treasure
Visitors can also admire 50 brilliant, extremely clear quartz crystals as well as many large rose fluorite specimens.
The most striking piece of quartz crystal from Plaggenstock is a smoky quartz group one meter in length.

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