Intro

The Zentrum Paul Klee, which opened in 2005, is dedicated to the person, life and work of Paul Klee (1879–1940). It houses the worldwide largest collection of Klee's works. Paul Klee is regarded as one of the 20th century's most important artists.

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With about 4,000 paintings (40% of his oeuvre) by the famous painter Paul Klee, the Zentrum Paul Klee houses the largest collection of its kind. The unusual building has a wave-like structure and was designed by the Italian architect Renzo Piano. Apart from art exhibitions, the Zentrum Paul Klee also offers a platform for music, theatre, dance and literature.

The museum building was built by Italian architect Renzo Piano, a winner of several awards. He created a green island from which three hills of steel and glass arise. These contain exhibition space, a music and event hall, a children's museum as well as meeting and seminar rooms.

Klee's works are shown in a regularly changing, rotating selection of 120 to 150 works, always with changing themes.

The Kindermuseum Creaviva is home to living creativity. Through expression of one’s own ideas, the techniques and themes of the great art masters emerge in a ‘learning by doing and experiencing’ process.

Venue

Apart from the most comprehensive Klee collection in the world, the Zentrum Paul Klee designed by Renzo Piano offers an auditorium for musical and theatre presentations as well as 5 other seminar and banquet rooms for 300 people. The offer is supplemented by a gourmet restaurant, cafeteria, a children's museum Creaviva and a shop. It can be reached in only 10 mins from the train station using public transportation.

General information

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Time required
2 to 4 hours (half day)
Suitable for children with age
6 to 9 years, 10 to 13 years, 14+ years
Suitable for
Families
Weather
Indoor
Category
Culture, Education, Urban

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Contact

Zentrum Paul Klee
Monument im Fruchtland 3
Postfach
3006 Bern
Switzerland

Phone  +41 (0)31 359 01 01
Fax +41 (0)31 359 01 02
info@zpk.org
zpk.org

Conference rooms

Auditorium

390 m2
Concert
300
Seminar
300
Banquet
Equipment
  • Free Wi-Fi not available
  • Microphone on request
  • Projection facilities available
  • Simultaneous translation equipment available

Forum

310 m2
Concert
200
Seminar
132
Banquet
250
Equipment
  • Free Wi-Fi not available
  • Microphone available
  • Projection facilities available
  • Simultaneous translation equipment on request

Seminar room North I

80 m2
Concert
70
Seminar
40
Banquet
50
Equipment
  • Free Wi-Fi not available
  • Microphone available
  • Projection facilities available
  • Simultaneous translation equipment on request

seminar room North II

80 m2
Concert
70
Seminar
40
Banquet
50
Equipment
  • Free Wi-Fi not available
  • Microphone available
  • Projection facilities available
  • Simultaneous translation equipment on request

Seminar room South III

40 m2
Concert
40
Seminar
24
Banquet
Equipment
  • Free Wi-Fi not available
  • Microphone available
  • Projection facilities available
  • Simultaneous translation equipment on request

Seminar room South IV

40 m2
Concert
40
Seminar
24
Banquet
Equipment
  • Free Wi-Fi not available
  • Microphone available
  • Projection facilities available
  • Simultaneous translation equipment on request

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Contact

Zentrum Paul Klee
Monument im Fruchtland 3
Postfach
3006 Bern
Phone  +41 (0)31 359 01 01
zpk.org

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