Swiss Alpine Museum Bern
Eiger, Monch and Jungfrau mountains are only a stone's throw from Bern. The only place being closer to the mountains is the Swiss Alpine Museum (alps).
History and tradition
Nature and environment
The unique site presents home exhibitions on current mountain issues from all over the world in an unconventional way. They are complemented by the experimental bivouac, the museum's shop and the alpine cuisine at the in-house restaurant of «las alps».
Woodchips fly through the air, accompanied by pounding, buzzing, and whizzing sounds. The exhibition «Alpine Workshop» presents people from the Swiss Alps who funnel their creativity and tenacity into producing not only premium products but also fresh perspectives. This is no idealized world, but...
Lost and Found Office#1 Skiing
Skiing is the topic launching the Swiss Alpine Museum’s new Memories Lost and Found Office. It will present collectors’ items, photographs, films, and much more besides – anything that connects people to mountains, in fact, thus bringing the experiences of the general public into the museum. Do you...
Biwak#27 Constructive Alps 2020
Natural materials, permanence, positive energy balance, being frugal and careful with the natural environment: Architecture can help to protect the climate in many different ways. Celebrating the ten-year anniversary of the eponymous Alpine-wide architectural prize for sustainable renovation...
Biwak#28 Auf Pirsch
Vom Handwerk der Jagd
Hunting is a tangible activity, as this exhibition shows. The focus is placed on what today’s hunters actually do: What motivates them? What relationship do they have to their quarry? What skills are needed to cut up the animal and prepare the meat? And is hunting still an acceptable practice today?...
Let's Talk about Mountains
A Cinematic Approach to North Korea
North and South Korea are divided in many respects, but what they have in common are the mountains of the Korean Peninsula. The project “Let’s Talk About Mountains” utilizes mountains to open doors, provide access, and create a bridge towards rapprochement and understanding. At its heart is a...