The most important landmarks in Switzerland

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Museums

Switzerland includes many wonderful museums, and the following are mentioned for their most important:

  • Art and History Museum: This museum, which is located in Geneva, was built at the beginning of the twentieth century, and inside it contains many art pieces that reflect Western culture throughout its long history.
  • Rath Museum: It is located in Geneva, and is dedicated to displaying fine art.
  • Natural History Museum: It is located in Geneva, and it represents the largest museum dedicated to natural history in Switzerland.
  • The Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art: It is called (Mamco), and it is found in the city of Geneva, in which it displays many artistic works that reflect modern and contemporary art.
  • Ariana Museum: Where it is located in the city of Geneva, and displays inside it many art works made of glass and ceramics.
  • Bern Historical Museum (English: The Historical Museum of Bern): It is found in the city of Bern and includes many pieces of art that show the life of the Swiss from the Stone Age until the twentieth century.
  • Bern Art Museum (in German: Kunstmuseum Bern): It is located in Bern, and is considered to be the first museum of fine art in Switzerland, and includes inside it many art works by Swiss artists.

Gothic Cathedral

The Gothic Cathedral, or the Munster Cathedral (in German: Bern Münster) is located in the city of Bern, and it represents one of the most prominent historical monuments in the city, where its history dates back to the fifteenth century AD, and is considered the longest church in Switzerland, with a height of approximately 100 m.

St. Gallen Abbey Library

The St. Gallen Abbey Library (English: St Gallen’s abbey library) is a historical archaeological library built by St. Gallen in 612 AD, and thus represents one of the oldest libraries in the world, and includes within it many books, and rare manuscripts dating back to the Middle Ages. It is worth noting that the library was recently included in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Paul Klee Museum

One of the most beautiful museums in Switzerland is the Zentrum Paul Klee Museum (in German: Zentrum Paul Klee), designed by renowned architect Renzo Piano. It has appeared in waves that span the length of 150 meters. It displays many collections and wonderful works by the famous Swiss painter Paul Total.

Bern’s Old Town

The city of Bern includes at its center the old town (in German: Berner Altstadt), which dates back to the Middle Ages, where these buildings permeate many narrow passages, shops, clock tower, and other historical monuments.

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