8001 Zurich, Switzerland
043 268 57 20
NileGuide Expert tip:
The items for sale at the Dada shop are worth browsing since they are often as interesting as the exhibits.
A World War I era nightclub, the Cabaret Voltaire became the birthplace of the Dada art movement when club owner Hugo Ball read out the Dada Manifesto in 1916. Dada, with its emphasis on the absurd and illogical, quickly became popular, spreading to other part of the city and later to other artist hotbeds in Europe. In the 21st Century, the club's building was renovated and reopened as a center for modern Dada-inspired artwork and performances. The current Cabaret Voltaire also has a cafe/bar that is open daily starting at noon.