Cheap hotels near Swiss National Museum in Zurich, Switzerland
Situated inside a Neo-Gothic castle next to Zurich’s main train station, the Swiss National Museum is a mammoth place and well worth a visit. The complex is comprised of three museums, including the National Museum of Zurich, the Castle of Prangins and the Forum of Swiss History.
The museum, which opened in 1897, boasts a collection to match its size and stature. The museum aims to provide a history of Swiss culture and life through a dizzying array of Swiss artifacts, amassed art and objects.
Highlights include archaeology exhibits, pre-Reformation church art, military items (like armor and weaponry) and gold artifacts. In other words, expect to find anything that showcases Swiss development in the arenas of politics, religion, art and economics.
Doors are open Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Thursdays until 7 p.m. You can book tickets online. Plan your visit by heading to the Swiss National Museum’s Web site.
Cheap hotels near the Swiss National Museum: You’ll find a variety of neighborhoods have easy access to the museum. Highlighted among our listed properties below are some in Langstrasse, on the other side of the train station.
Address Niederdorfstrasse 5 (Altstadt)
It's quite basic, but the inexpensive City Backpacker Hostel Biber is located smack in the heart of Zurich.
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