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Völkerkundemuseum der Universität Zürich

The Ethnographic Museum of Zurich University is situated in one of the most amazing spots of downtown Zurich, the Old Botanical Garden, the so called Cat's Park amid the moats of the old fortification. Here you may discover what amazing social, technical and philosophical achievements the different cultures of this world are capable of. Changing exhibitions, manifold events, mysterious archives and a public library give you the opportunity to broaden your horizons.

This museum greets you in the following languages: D
Opening 1889

Kämme zeigen das virtuose Schaffen von Männern der Marron.
Kämme zeigen das virtuose Schaffen von Männern der Marron.
Eine Sense wird gewetzt im Muothatal.
Eine Sense wird gewetzt im Muothatal.

Current exhibitions

… and all the hills echoed Steep Slope Cultivation in Switzerland and the Himalayas

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In various regions of the globe, steep mountain slopes form an extreme type of cultivated landscape. Terrain, weather, seasonal work, and the environment's ecological fragility require its inhabitants' attentiveness, endurance, humility and knowledge.
The exhibition presents tools and sounds from two geographical areas with specific agricultural techniques: wild hay making in Switzerland and slash-and-burn cultivation in the eastern Himalayas.

The exhibition is documented in the following languages: D
Guided tours are offered in the following languages: D
… and all the hills echoed Steep Slope Cultivation in Switzerland and the Himalayas
  • Folklore and ethnology
    Folklore and ethnology

Location of the museum

Pelikanstrasse 40
8001 Zürich

Location/directions

Pelikanstrasse 40, im Park «zur Katz» (alter Botanischer Garten)

Open

Di/Mi/Fr 10-17; Do 10-19; Sa 14-17; So 11-17

Admission

Eintritt frei

Contact

Völkerkundemuseum der Universität Zürich
Pelikanstrasse 40
8001 Zürich
044 634 90 11 Telephone
musethno@vmz.uzh.ch
http://www.musethno.uzh.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.
  • Shop
    Shop
  • Completely wheelchair accessible
    Completely wheelchair accessible
  • Very good accessibility with public transport
    Very good accessibility with public transport
  • Museum day: the museum offers a special event on museum day.
    Museum day: the museum offers a special event on museum day.