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Klingendes Museum Bern

What does a serpent actually sound like? And what are an ophicleide, a saxhorn, a turkish crescent? What did a brass band sound like in the 19th century? What instruments did musicians play in Mozart's or Berliozʼ time?
The exhibition "C'est le vent qui fait la musique" provides sounding answers, it invites you to marvel and play yourself: Lure, contrabass trombone, saxophone, theremin (corona-compatible: touch-free) etc.

This museum greets you in the following languages: D/F/E
The electronic guide is written and spoken in English. Guided tours in English on demand.

Opening 2017

From de dragon-head up to the smallest trumpet of the world
From de dragon-head up to the smallest trumpet of the world
Try to play an Alphorn!
Try to play an Alphorn!

Current exhibitions

C'est le vent qui fait la musique. Musical Instruments from 300 Years. Marvels in Sound

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It is the wind that brings wind instruments to resonate.
How wind instruments and their music developed? From Turkish bands around 1800 to the orchestral instruments of the 19th century, the invention of the saxophone around 1840, as well as how a simple shepherd's horn became a beloved instrument of traditional and modern music, as well as a symbol of Swissness: the Alphorn.
And you can try to play some of the instruments by yourself: Alphorns, Roman cornua, contrabass trombone an more.

The exhibition is documented in the following languages: D/E
Guided tours are offered in the following languages: D/F/I/E
  • Thematic cultural asset
    Thematic cultural asset
  • Art
    Art

Location of the museum

Kramgasse 66
3011 Bern

Location/directions

Bus or tramway to clock tower https://www.klingendes-museum-bern.ch/en/museum/visit/

Open

Wednesdays to Sundays 14:00–17:00

Admission

12.- / Reduced 5.- / Families 20.-

Contact

Klingendes Museum Bern
Kramgasse 66
3011 Bern
031 311 01 37 Telephone (Bitte auf Beantworter sprechen)
mail@klingendes-museum-bern.ch
http://www.klingendes-museum-bern.ch
  • Member of the Swiss Museums Association.
    Member of the Swiss Museums Association.
  • Museum pass: holders of the Swiss museum pass have free admission.
    Museum pass: holders of the Swiss museum pass have free admission.
  • Cafeteria
    Cafeteria
  • Completely wheelchair accessible
    Completely wheelchair accessible