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Alpines Museum der Schweiz

Eiger, Monch and Jungfrau mountains are only a stone’s throw from Bern. The only place being closer to the mountains is the Swiss Alpine Museum (alps). The unique site presents home exhibitions on current mountain issues from all over the world in an unconventional way. They are complemented by the experimental bivouac, the museum’s shop and the alpine cuisine at the in-house restaurant of «las alps».

This museum greets you in the following languages: D/F/E
Opening 1905

Hauptausstellung: Let's Talk about Mountains
Hauptausstellung: Let's Talk about Mountains
Museumsrestaurant «las alps»
Museumsrestaurant «las alps»
Alpines Museum der Schweiz
Alpines Museum der Schweiz

Current exhibitions

Lost and Found Memories Office №2: Women on the Mountain

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Frauen sind schon immer genau so begeistert, so virtuos und unerschrocken auf Berge gestiegen wie Männer. Nur wurde das lange Zeit kaum dokumentiert. Das Fundbüro für Erinnerungen № 2 will dies ändern: Das partizipative Projekt nimmt rund vierzig «Frauen am Berg» aus der Sammlung des Alpinen Museums und die Bergerinnerungen heutiger Alpinistinnen und Kletterinnen in den Blick: ob Reisebericht oder Gipfelselfie – uns interessiert, was Frauen in den Bergen erleben, denken, leisten.

The exhibition is documented in the following languages: D/F
Guided tours are offered in the following languages: D/F/E
Lost and Found Memories Office №2: Women on the Mountain

Heimat. Tracing the Story of Mitholz

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Mitholz has been dealt a double blow: in 1947 a military ammunition depot exploded in this unassuming village in the Bernese Oberland. In 2020 the Swiss Federal Council decided to retrieve the munitions that remained entombed in the mountain and have the residents leave their homes for ten years. In its next major exhibition, the Swiss Alpine Museum will accompany the people of Mitholz as they come to terms with the issues.

The exhibition is documented in the following languages: D/F

Next exhibition(s)

Biwak#31. Après-Lift. Ski slopes changing over time

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In the beginning was the mountain slope. The slopes became ski slopes, then the ski slopes acquired lifts. And as there was less and less snow, the lift slopes became ski slopes once more. Wherever there is now no snow at all, only the mountain slope remains – welcome to «Après-Lift».

The exhibition is documented in the following languages: D/F
Guided tours are offered in the following languages: D/F
Biwak#31. Après-Lift. Ski slopes changing over time
  • Thematic cultural asset
    Thematic cultural asset

Location of the museum

Helvetiaplatz 4
3005 Bern

Location/directions

ÖV: Ab Bahnhof Tram 6 / 7 / 8 bis Helvetiaplatz PW: A1 und A6 Ausfahrt Ostring, Helvetiaplatz

Open

tues - sun 10 - 17 h

Admission

Adults: CHF 18.-
Children (up to 11 years): free
Teenagers (12 to 16 years): CHF 6.-

Reduced prices see alpinesmuseum.ch/en/entrance-fees

Contact

Alpines Museum der Schweiz
Helvetiaplatz 4
3005 Bern
031 350 04 40 Telephone (Museum)
info@alpinesmuseum.ch
http://www.alpinesmuseum.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.
  • Museumslupe: the museum has an entry in the Museumslupe, the digital children's guide for art and culture.
    Museumslupe: the museum has an entry in the Museumslupe, the digital children's guide for art and culture.
  • Parking
    Parking
  • Cafeteria
    Cafeteria
  • Restaurant
    Restaurant
  • Shop
    Shop
  • Very children and family-friendly
    Very children and family-friendly
  • Partially wheelchair accessible
    Partially wheelchair accessible
  • Very good accessibility with public transport
    Very good accessibility with public transport