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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

Let's Talk about Mountains

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North and South Korea are divided in many respects, but what they have in common are the mountains of the Korean Peninsula. The project “Let’s Talk About Mountains” utilizes mountains to open doors, provide access, and create a bridge towards rapprochement and understanding. At its heart is a journey through North Korea in film, taking a sidelong glance at South Korea and the relationship between the two Koreas.

The exhibition is documented in the following languages: D/F/I/E
Let's Talk about Mountains

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

Biwak #30 Raclette: L'excellent fromage de montagne

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German-speaking Swiss only eat it in winter, but in French-speaking parts of the country it is consumed all year round: half a cheese round is heated until it melts and then is scraped off onto a plate. This exhibition is dedicated not to the dish itself but to the cheese from which it is made – Raclette du Valais AOP. An adapted version of the exhibition originally curated by Musée de Bagnes is now set to travel from the “capitale de la raclette” to the Swiss Alpine Museum in Bern.

The exhibition is documented in the following languages: D/F
Biwak #30 Raclette: L'excellent fromage de montagne

The The Swiss Alpine Museum on the Gotthard

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The Swiss Alpine Museum has a new permanent venue at the top of the Gotthard Pass. “A Great Day Out” is the name of its first temporary exhibition – providing an additional attraction in the recently redesigned Museo Nazionale del San Gottardo. Scenes from home movies reveal the pure joy of day trips to mountain passes by car from the 1920s through to the 1980s, when even traffic jams were rare enough to be an adventure.

The exhibition is documented in the following languages: D/F/I
The The Swiss Alpine Museum on the Gotthard

Next exhibition(s)

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
  • 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