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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

Werkstatt Alpen. Von Macherinnen und Machern
Werkstatt Alpen. Von Macherinnen und Machern
Museumsrestaurant «las alps»
Museumsrestaurant «las alps»
Alpines Museum der Schweiz
Alpines Museum der Schweiz

Current exhibitions

Alpine Workshop. The Artisans

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The exhibition presents people from the Swiss Alps who funnel their creativity and tenacity into producing not only premium products but also fresh perspectives. This is no idealized world, but rather real, everyday life. What does it mean to manufacture a product by hand in a digitalized and globalized society? How much ‹handicraft› can still be found in modern artisanship – in skis, shoes, or shingles?

The exhibition is documented in the following languages: D/F/I/E
Guided tours are offered in the following languages: D/F/E
Live-Arbeit in der Gastwerkstatt: Bis 28. Dezember 2019: Do bis So: Lernende der Geigenbauschule Brienz 2. Januar bis 16. Februar 2020: Di bis So: Schweizer Verband der Geigenbauer und Bogenmacher Ab März ist das Kurszentrum Ballenberg auf Besuch in der Gastwerkstatt.
Alpine Workshop. The Artisans

Memories Lost and Found#1 Skiing

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Skiing is the topic launching the Swiss Alpine Museum’s new Memories Lost and Found Office. It will present collectors’ items, photographs, films, and much more besides – anything that connects people to mountains, in fact, thus bringing the experiences of the general public into the museum. Do you still remember your first attempts at skiing? Falling off the t-bar lift, heroic ski races, and your beloved woollen hat with the cult SKA [now Credit Suisse] logo? Come and tell us about it.



The exhibition is documented in the following languages: D/F/E
Memories Lost and Found#1 Skiing

Biwak#26 SAC Art Prize 2020

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Every three years, the Swiss Alpine Club pays tribute to contemporary mountain-themed art with the SAC Art Prize. Now, for the first time, the winner will be featured in an exhibition at the Alpine Museum. A jury will decide in 2020 who is to be the victor. The public prizegiving ceremony will be held on Friday, 11 September 2020 at the Swiss Alpine Museum.

The exhibition is documented in the following languages:

Next exhibition(s)

Biwak#27 Constructive Alps 2020

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Sustainable Renovation and Construction in the Alps: This is the face of construction that is geared to the future: the Swiss Federal Office for Spatial Development and the Office of Environment of the Principality of Liechtenstein showcase sustainable renovations and newbuilds in the Alpine region with the “Constructive Alps” architectural prize. The 2020 awards unveil a first-class selection of nominated and prizewinning projects in the Alps.

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

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

Biwak#28 Hunting: The Art of the Chase

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Hunting is a tangible activity, as this exhibition shows. The focus is placed on what today’s hunters actually do: What motivates them? What relationship do they have to their quarry? What skills are needed to cut up the animal and prepare the meat? And is hunting still an acceptable practice today?

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

Along with the opening of the additional exhibition space «Memories Lost and Found» new entrance fees will apply from 16 February 2020.

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