The ALPS focuses on people and mountains – surprising, courageous, diverse and relevant – and lets you experience the changes in nature due to climate change, spatial development, and tourism.

«Home. Looking for traces in Mitholz» 2022, Photo: David Schweizer: © Swiss Alpine Museum

The ALPS discusses the coexistence of «above» and «below», in Switzerland and internationally. Dialogue and participation are among the most important principles of its work, which is regularly demonstrated in its interactive exhibitions.

The museum focuses on topics like environment and politics, art and culture, tourism and mountain sports. It’s all about the «here and now», about the future, but also about the past. The present can only be understood while looking at the past. To achieve that, the ALPS draws from its rich collection. Idyllic mountains and tranquillity also find a place in the museum’s exhibitions, as long as you can learn something about our coexistence from them. The ALPS designs and develops its diverse exhibitions with a vast network of partners from all sectors.

«Dilating pupils upon entry into the high mountains» 2016, Photo: David Schweizer © Swiss Alpine Museum

At “las alps”, the museum’s own restaurant, visitors are treated to delicious lunch menus, relaxed Sunday brunch from October to April and – upon request – evening cocktail parties. The museum can also be booked for private events and banquets. Find out more here.

  • Alpines Museum der Schweiz

    Helvetiaplatz 4
    3005 Bern

    T +41 31 350 04 40

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