You don’t like this hot & sunny weather? Stay inside then and enjoy some good art or history at the Kunsthaus or the Landesmuseum. These museums aren’t overcrowded during summertime and – lucky you – they are air-conditioned.

Kunsthaus (Museum of Fine Art)
The Kunsthaus houses the most important collection of modern art in Zurich and is renowned for both its permanent art collection and its temporary exhibitions. International work of significance include paintings by Munch, Van Gogh, Picasso and Monet. Modern artistic trends are represented by Rothko, Beuys and many more.

Definitely have a look at “Riotous Baroque. From Cattelan to Zurbarán. Manifestations of Precarious Vitality”

Landesmuseum (National Museum Zurich)
Permanent exhibitions: «History of Switzerland» reveals Swiss history from the earliest times to the present day: the history of migration and settlement, the religious and intellectual history, the Swiss political history and the economic development of the country. There is also a Swiss homes & furnishings exhibition and a significant arm collection.

With the unique “Postmodernism, Style and Subversion 1970-1990” exhibition the V&A Museum from London is visiting the Landesmuseum. It shows a bold new interpretation of recent art and design history, postmodernism, and will be complemented by key Swiss representatives.

The Museum Shop is worth a visit: local handicraft as well as a whole range of “Swiss-made” design products await you.