Playing Collection

“C'est le vent qui fait la musique.” Exhibition of historical musical instruments. See them for yourself – and even play them.

What does a serpent actually sound like? And what’s a ophicleide, a saxhorn, or a Turkish crescent? What did wind instruments sound like in the 19th century? What instruments did musicians play at the time of Mozart or Berlioz? The exhibition “C'est le vent qui fait la musique” plays the answers to these and many other questions.

You can see and hear the actual instruments and music groups on iPads. And you’ll even have the chance to play some instruments yourself – including the bass trumpet, Viking lur, contrabass trombone, and alphorn. In the heart of Bern, at Kramgasse 66, by the Clock Tower (Zytglogge). Tours available in German, French, Italian and English.

The special exhibition "DAS ALPHORN und seine Wurzeln" is currently running.

  • Price
    Adults CHF 10.-
    Children & students CHF 5.-
    Families CHF 20.-

    Tours for groups upon request (even outside of the opening hours).

  • Klingende Sammlung

    Kramgasse 66
    3011 Bern

    T +41 31 311 01 37

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