8001 Zurich, Switzerland
Kreis 1: Altstadt
tel: 044 253 84 84
fax: +41 44 253 8433
Tues 10am-6pm; Wed-Fri 10am-8pm; Sat-Sun 10am-6pm
NileGuide Expert tip:
The permanent collection, which does not include temporary exhibits, can be visited for free on Wednesdays.
Built in 1910 by Swiss architects Karl Moser and Robert Curjel, the Zurich Kunsthaus is home to one of the most substantial collections of fine art in Switzerland. The permanent collection includes works from the late Gothic period to contemporary movements in modern art, with a focus on art from Switzerland. In particular, the Kunsthaus houses the most extensive collection of work by 20th century Swiss artist Alberto Giacometti. Other featured famous artists include Pablo Picasso, Marc Chagall, Paul Klee, Paul Gauguin and Claude Monet. The Kunsthaus is closed on Mondays.