Works by Paul Klee, Pablo Picasso, Ferdinand Hodler and Meret Oppenheim have made the Museum of Fine Arts Bern an institution with an international reputation. At the present time, the constantly growing and evolving collection consists of over 3,000 paintings and sculptures as well as 48,000 drawings, prints, photographs, videos and films.
The roots of the museum’s history reach back to the revolutionary ideas proliferatin towards the end of the 18th century which, in 1809, led to the founding of the State Art Collection in Bern and, in 1879, to the opening of the first museum building.
The Museum of Fine Arts Bern is the oldest art museum in Switzerland with a permanent collection and houses works covering eight centuries.
This museum greets you in the following languages: D/F/E
In his lifetime Ferdinand Hodler was already one of Switzerland’s most renowned painters. After he pursued new avenues and turned away from the art that influenced him in his early years, Hodler evolved his own characteristic style that brought him international fame. The exhibition highlights Hodler’s simple, clear-cut, and effective theory of parallelism.
The exhibition is documented in the following languages: D/F/E
Guided tours are offered in the following languages: D/F/E
Location of the museumHodlerstrasse 8-12
3000 Bern 7
Location/directionsHodlerstrasse 12 Das Kunstmuseum Bern ist zu Fuss in nur 5 min vom Hauptbahnhof erreichbar.
OpenTuesday: 10h - 21h
Wednesday to Sunday: 10h - 17h
AdmissionPrices for the collection
Adult: CHF 10.00
Reduced price.*: CHF 7.00
Students: CHF 5.00
Prices for temporary exhibitions
Adult: CHF 22.00
Reduced price.*: CHF 18.00
Students: CHF 10.00
Prices for all exhibitions
Adult: CHF 26.00
Reduced price.*: CHF 22.00
Students: CHF 14.00
Children (up to 16): free entry*
3000 Bern 7
031 328 09 44 Telephone (Zentrale)
031 328 09 66 Telephone (Autom.. Programmauskunft)
031 328 09 55 Fax
Member of the Swiss Museums Association.
Children and family-friendly
Completely wheelchair accessible