Die Lange Nacht der Museen – Long Night of the Museums in Zurich

Updated for 2019

Die Lange Nacht der Museen - Long Night of the Museums in Zurich


Die Lange Nacht der Museen –

Long Night of the Museums in Zurich

7th September 2019


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For all you culture vultures, art fiends and museum visitors it’s good to know that on the first Saturday of September every yearthere is a very special event in Zurich – the Long Night of the Museums. It usually starts at 7pm but this year the event is starting at 6pm – and it continues till 2am!  There is a plethora of museums and art galleries available for you to feast your eyes upon all evening long.  This year the date for “Die Lange Nacht der Museen” is 7th September 2019.

Museums and Transport

There will be 50 museums to choose from and they will be staying open till 2am! Why not use the opportunity to visit some of the more unusual museums that you’ve been dying to see but not yet got round to? In addition there will be Museum shuttle buses and trams to ferry you from one museum to another.


Lange Nacht der Museen Zurich

You can buy the special Kombi tickets (which allow you access to all the museums and also include free travel in Zurich zone 110) directly at the ticket office at most of the museums, at VBZ ticket offices or alternatively at the Tourist Office at Zurich Hauptbahnhof.

Tickets cost CHF 25 for adults. Accompanied children under the age of 16 are free. For more information (in German) please visit the Lange Nacht website.

Do note that some museums have a limited capacity so you may want to visit the smaller ones first. There are also refreshments available at some of the larger museums – so you can sustain both body and soul.

Here is a list of some of the museums you will be able to see, but for full information visit the Lange Nacht website here.

Heimatschutzzentrum in der Villa Patumbah
Kunsthalle Zürich
LUMA Westbau
Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst
Musée Visionnaire
Zoo Zurich
Zunftstadt Zürich

You can buy tickets from mid August onwards at Zurich Tourism office at the Main Station and at the box offices for most of the museums.


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  1. Jane says:

    Great post – brilliant for a newbie to the city to find out whats fun here. Many thanks 🙂

    • newinzurich says:

      Dear Jane So glad you found it useful. Die Lange Nacht is definitely a fun night for all and a great way to explore the city’s museums. Enjoy the event! Cheers Christina

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