Museums: Historical

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  • Art and History Museum

    At the heart of the charming medieval old town of Fribourg - just a few steps from the Espace Jean Tinguely / Niki de Saint-Phalle - the museum of art and history invites you on diverse journeys of discovery. And very few people know that the Musée d'Art et d'Histoire houses the largest collection of sculptures of Switzerland.
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  • Diemtigtal House Trail

    The Diemtigtal valley is celebrated for its magnificent rural dwellings, and you can see some of the finest along the marked Diemtigtal House Trail. The details are particularly impressive: intricate carving, delicate paintings and elaborate compositions of form and colour that adorn the wooden façades underneath the massive roofs.
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  • Waldegg Castle

    Waldegg Castle is rightly considered the most beautiful country manor of the Solothurn patriciate. Here, where ambassadors and the aristocracy once went in and out, visitors can immerse in the same bygone world today - and learn of a time when Solothurn was the seat of the French ambassadors with the aid of a modern, multimedia guide.
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  • Roman Mosaics - Erstwhile Country Estate

    The Roman Mosaics of Orbe consist of eight magnificent mosaic floors that decorated a Gallic-Roman estate dating back to the year 170. The mosaics give the visitor an inkling of the enormous wealth of the lord of the manor and gentleman farmer, whose villa had more than 100 rooms.
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  • History Museum Baden

    The History Museum is dedicated to the history of the city and region of Baden. The museum runs guided tours and workshops for schools and groups, and organises true-to-life exhibitions and family events.
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  • Swiss Children's Museum

    The Swiss Children's Museum is a lively meeting place for exchange between cultures and generations, and of interest to both young and old. Children and adults look, marvel, experiment, play and create together.
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  • Lenzburg Castle – for Knights and Dragons

    Once upon a time a dragon lived on the hill. It was slain by two noble knights, Wolfram and Guntram, who henceforth were allowed to live on Dragon Mountain. Legend has it that this is how Lenzburg Castle, one of the most important hilltop castles in Switzerland, came to be.
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  • Freuler Palace, Näfels

    Since 1648, when it was completed, Freuler Palace has been most famous building in Canton Glarus. Freuler Palace has housed the Glarus Regional Museum since 1946. The museum boasts numerous fascinating exhibitions and interesting museums.
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  • Basel Historical Museum – Musikmuseum

    The Basel Historical Museum with its three sites is widely regarded as the most important museum of cultural history on the Upper Rhine. It collects, conserves, records and researches objects and artefacts of relevance to our cultural heritage for future generations, tells visitors the story of Basel, and is a place for discourse and engagement with both present and future.
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  • Museum Baud

    The BAUD Museum is a paradise for lovers of mechanical musical instruments. The unique collection was created by a family of enthusiasts whose passion has also been their craft and profession for three generations.
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  • Bourbaki-Panorama - Giant Panoramic Painting

    Soldiers dying by the wayside, civilian refugees with their entire possessions and an army that gives up its weapons at the Swiss border: the Bourbaki-Panorama is simultaneously witness to the history of the media and of war in the 19th century.
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  • National Museum Zurich

    "The Swiss National Museum Zurich received a modern extension with the impressive new building. Behind its over 100-year-old walls, history comes to life as visitors gain an insight into how previous generations lived, thought and felt.
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  • Espace Jean Tinguely & Niki de Saint Phalle

    The Espace Jean Tinguely - Niki de Saint Phalle is a stroke of luck: In the high-ceilinged rooms of the disused tram depot in the heart of town, the rattling work of art by Fribourg-born Jean Tinguely is a great sight to see. Similarly, the lush "Nanas" (female sculptures) by his wife Niki de Saint Phalle delight the eye too.
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  • IWC Museum

    The headquarters of the famous watchmaker IWC lies on the outskirts of the Old Town of Schaffhausen, directly on the Rhine River. A stylish museum in the elegant historic building takes visitors on a trip through time and the world of legendary watch models.
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  • Thal Watch Museum

    The Thal Watch Museum invites visitors to time travel through 250 years of the history of Thal watchmaking. The exhibition is spread over two floors and shows amazingly rare objects.
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  • The “Pharmacy museum” - Universität Basel

    The “Pharmacy museum” contains collections of old pharmaceuticals, pharmacy furniture, laboratory utensils, ceramics, instruments, books, art- and craftwork. The museum is situated in the old house “Zum Vorderen Sessel”, where the famous humanist Erasmus and the alchemist Paracelsus once dwelled. Well worth a visit not only for specialists but also for interested laymen.
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  • Regional Surselva Museum - Living History

    Experience and explore a museum. On five floors you can see what life was like in Surselva in earlier times and how people worked in the olden days. A special museum tour for children encourages touching and trying out antique objects. How does one work with hammer and anvil? How does the sausage machine work? How does the Geisshorn sound?
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  • Pile dwellings on Lake Biel/Bienne

    They are 3,000 to 7,000 years old, well preserved but mostly invisible – yet the five settlements of pile dwellings in the Lake Biel/Bienne region are on UNESCO’s list of World Heritage Sites, for they are among the rarest of their kind in the world.
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  • Basel Toy World Museum

    Over 2500 teddy bears, dolls, doll houses, little old shops and carousels: And it’s not only children’s eyes that light up on viewing objects in the Basel toy world museum. Here the lovingly exhibited pieces from all over the world touch the hearts of adults as well. By the way, this museum is a prime example of a building furnished to make people with disabilities feel at home thanks to easy access all over.
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  • Chaplin’s World

    On the former country estate of the Chaplin family, "Manoir de Ban" in Corsier-sur-Vevey, a whole new world around the man with the bowler hat has been opened. And it’s here in the manor house with huge park that visitors learn of his private life while in the new building focus is on Chaplin’s artistic works.
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  • Fortress Vallorbe - World War II Site

    The Vaudoise town of Vallorbe lies in a valley basin of the river Orbe, directly on the French border. An inconspicuous chalet is nestled against the slope above Vallorbe. It is the disguised entrance to the fortress "Pré-Giroud".
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  • Straw Museum

    In the 19th century, the Freiamt region was famous for the quality of its straw products – from fine baskets to exquisite hat braiding that was exported around the world. Learn about this intriguing piece of local history at the Straw Museum in Wohlen, which offers fascinating guided tours.
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  • Vindonissa

    Vindonissa, located in what is today called Windisch, was an important Roman legion's camp. The ruins of the camp are open for viewing. The monastery church of Königsfelden, which is well known for its unique glass windows (that date back to the 14th century), is located in the middle of these ruins.
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