Miscellaneous Information:

«Founded in 1903 by the Bern chapter of the Swiss Alpine Club, opened in 1905 in the former House of Parliament and located since 1934 at Helvetiaplatz in Bern, the museum has become an institution of national and international importance.

As the Swiss Alpine Museum celebrates its centenary, it is considered a unique centre for alpine culture and nature, bringing the fascination and significance of the mountains to a broad audience. With comprehensive activities comprising the collection, education services and the distribution of information, the Swiss Alpine Museum conveys informatively and entertainingly – especially to youths – current, historical and future aspects of the Alps. The museum has become the first point of contact for questions and answers about mountains. Its continually expanding collection of objects and documents allows impressive and instructive exhibitions.»

Albert Mountain Award 2004


The Swiss Alpine Museum was totally renovated in 2011/2012 and is now called Alpines Museum der Schweiz ALPS.