Admire displays of Asian, African, American, and Oceanian art at Museum Rietberg, the only art museum of non-European cultures in the country. Housed in several historical buildings, the museum's core collection comes from a donation from Baron Eduard von der Heydt. Highlights from the Indian collection include the South Indian bronze of Shiva Nataraja, dating back to the Chola dynasty. The site also offers Hindu, Buddhist, and Jain sculpture and bronzes from the 3rd to 16th centuries, as well as paintings on paper, fabric, and palm leaf from the 12th to 19th centuries. The African collection showcases sculptures from the Dogon region in Mali and masks and figures from the Ivory Coast, as well as other areas. The China collection includes Ming dynasty pottery. You can take a public tour upon entry to the museum. Use public transportation to reach the site, as there are no public parking spaces nearby. Add Museum Rietberg and other attractions to your Zurich trip itinerary using our Zurich online tour planner.
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Museum Rietberg reviews
Fantastic museum for those who love artefacts. There's a huge amount of artefacts to look at, it will take at least 2 hours to view them all. The museum is quite modern and well curated. The...
Fantastic museum for those who love artefacts. There's a huge amount of artefacts to look at, it will take at least 2 hours to view them all. The museum is quite modern and well curated. The... more »
The museum is huge that's why it makes it kind of confusing walking through. The English descriptions aren't as detailed as the German ones. Also there aren't many historical facts in the...
The museum is huge that's why it makes it kind of confusing walking through. The English descriptions aren't as detailed as the German ones. Also there aren't many historical facts in the... more »
Amazing museum. Beautiful buildings and art works. Huge collection of objects from all over the world and well presented. Beautiful paintings and gardens outside
Pretty to walk around, especially in the summer. Although I feel this place does have some much more potential. E.g. better cafe would be great.
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