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  • Rietberg Museum Rietberg Museum Zurich, Switzerland
    The Rietberg Museum in Zurich, Switzerland, is famous for its beautiful collections, as well as for the non-European artifacts that are housed in this magnificent old mansion. It is a museum that has collected works of art from other nations, more than its own; and include; famous works from Africa, the Americas, Oceania and Asia. Its history begins in the summer of 1857, when Mathilde and Otto Wesendonck, moved into their grand new neoclassical mansion, known today as the Villa Wesendonck. Otto was a shareholder in a silk trading company, and had come to this country from New York in 1851, and started his new life with a 24 year old bride, Mathilde; and they turned their mansion into the most enjoyable cultural enclave in the city. Mathilde would become the hostess of the city, with a big circle of friends that included academics, artists and intellectuals. The couple was especially fond of Richard Wagner, the famous composer that had to flee from his native country to Zurich in 1849. Otto and Mathilde would soon invite Wagner and his wife, Minna, a small house next to their villa, which is called the Villa Schonberg, and Wagner called it his "asylum on the green hill". It wasn't long before Wagner became enamored by Mathilde and his sixteen month stay was one of beautiful letters of love, which inspired him to write the libretto "Tristan and Isolde", and began the initial sketches of the opera. Five poems that Wagner wrote to Mathilde, he put to music (the Wesendonck Songs), and she became enthralled with their conversations, his musical performances and readings; and on New Year's eve, 1857, Wagner would give his muse the draft score of "Tristan and Isolde" with a marvelous poem dedicated to her; "full of joy, empty of pain, pure and free, forever with thee". This growing intimate relationship didn't escape the attention of Minna Wagner, and finally came to a head. Wagner left his wife, and also from Mathilde, leaving his green hill in August 1858 and went to Venice. In 1871, the Wesendoncks sold their villa and moved to Germany. During the following decades, the villa would become occupied by the Rieter family, from which the Rietberg and Rieterpark get their name. In 1912, German Emperor, Wilhelm II came to stay for a few days at the villa, as the guest of Bertha Rieter-Bodmer. In 1945, the city would purchase the estate, and in 1949, the Zurich community would encourage the formation of a museum, because of the magnificent collection of rich furnishings and decorative arts in the villa, as well as the villa itself; and another collection was donated to the city by the Baron Eduard von der Heydt, which didn't have a permanent home as of yet. It all came together in 1952, when the new museum, the Museum of Rietberg of the city of Zurich was opened.  The museum added another extension that opened in 2007, that has more than doubled the size of the original display area, making the other works from Asia, Oceania, Africa and the Americas available for showing. The improved wall coverings, lighting and vitrines have been able to enhance the exhibits that are shown in here. There are four distinct sections that are connected and include; the Emerald, the underground extension, visible storage, the Villa and the park-Villa Rieter. The underground extension of Emerald features the magnificent Chinese art collection that contains ancient ritual bronze vessels, Buddhist art with big formatted steles and stone figures, and tomb art from the Han to the Tang dynasty (2nd century BC. to the 9th century AD.). The Chinese paintings fit perfectly in the new exhibit area that was constructed to house and exemplify these marvelous pieces; as well as the cloisonné's from China. These have come from the Alice and Pierre Uldry collection, that also contains a huge jar of imperial quality, that is complemented by the pendant in the British museum, and is believed to be the finest examples of Chinese cloisonné-art works in the world. In the Japanese gallery, there is a small but unique collection of beautiful Buddhist sculptures that date from the 12th and 13th centuries. There are exquisitely carved masks of the Noh theater, paintings from the 18th and 19th centuries and colored wood block prints that show the portraits of landscapes, eroticism and actors. The entire collection is one of fantastic tastes and genre, with paintings, sculptures, prints, carvings and more making it certainly one of the finest in all of Europe.

  • Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich)
    The Kunsthaus Zurich is home to one of the finest and most prominent art collections in the nation and Europe, that have been collected from the Kunstverein, called Zurcher Kunstgesellschaft, with artifacts and works from the Middle Ages to contemporary art, but with the emphasis on Swiss art. Kunstverein is a German term for institutions that show temporary art displays, or art associations. The museum was planned by Robert Curjel and Karl Moser, constructed and then opened in 1910, with extensive and important holdings. It showcases the marvelous works by van Gogh, Cezanne, Monet, Alberto Giacometti, Simon Gessner, Edouard Manet, Henri Rousseau, August Macke and Edvard Munch, as well as Swiss artists, Ferdinand Hodler and Johann Heinrich Fussli, or the newer additions by Peter Fischli and Pipilotti Rist.  The collections have been separated into various groups that include; paintings and sculptures, with the old masters represented as well as late gothic, the golden age of Dutch paintings, Flemish painting, Italian baroque painting and Venetian settecento. It is further broken down into painting categories that include Swiss paintings, impressionism and post-impressionism, Nordic expressionism, modern art, Alberto Giacometti and art since 1945. There are also prints and drawings, photography and video. An example of the magnificent paintings held in the late gothic painting category includes the Der Hollensturz, Erzengel Micheal im Kampf mit Luzifer that was painted in the last decade of the 15th century, when altar paintings were in full swing in the country, as well as southern Germany. These altars were made for the spiritual salvation of the viewer and patron, and the best artists of the period would sign their works with small red and white carnations. 

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  • The Zunfthaus zur Waag
     The Waag is found in the heart of the city at Munster Square in the Guild Hall that dates back to the days of the wool weavers and hut makers. Their wine list is extensive with many local varieties from the Lake Zurich region, and has their own cake maker that is well known for his chocolate mousse.  The menu offers; spring salad with balsamic vinaigrette or leaf salad with balsamic vinaigrette; terrine of duck liver with spring morels and asparagus salad, spring roll of sashimi with avocado, salade gourmande with grilled scallops and Tuscan ham, roasted duck liver with rhubarb compote, Donauer white asparagus with hollandaise sauce and prosciutto. Soups; asparagus soup with grilled prawns or wild garlic soup with ravioli of quail breast. Vegetarian; open ravioli Wan-Tan pastry with asparagus and morel or piccata of zucchini and parmesan cheese with tomato and thyme risotto. Fish; fried perch fillets from Lake Zurich with almond butter, boiled potatoes and sautéed spinach; roasted monkfish with lemongrass foam on mascarpone risotto and green asparagus wrapped in Serrano ham; Pike perch with morel cream sauce, wild garlic potato puree and spring veggies. From the forest and meadow; sliced veal Zurich style with or without calf's kidneys and rosti potato crispy; veal cordonbleu filled with smoked country ham and cheese vineyard, herbed potatoes and veggies; rack of lamb with wild garlic crust with thyme sauce, oriental couscous and stuffed pimientos del piquillos; fillet of beef "Rossini" with fried or roasted duck liver, shallots compote and cauliflower puree.


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  • Great Church (Grossmunster) Great Church Zurich, Switzerland
    Spanning across the Connecticut River between Cornish, The Great Church or Grossmunster is the Romanesque-style church that would become one of the most important churches in the Protestant Reformation, and one of the three main churches of Zurich. The main structure of the current church, that sits near the banks of the Limmat River was built on the former site of a Carolingian church, that is supposedly a church that was commissioned by Charlemagne, according to a local legend. The construction started in 1100 AD. and was finished in 1220 AD., becoming a monastery church that would strive for preeminence with the Fraumunster that sat across the Limmat River during the Middle Ages.  The legend concerning Charlemagne says that as he was entering the city, his horse fell to his knees at the tombs of Felix and Regula, the patron saints of the city. This legend seems to give the church some support to being more supreme or senior over Fraumunster, which was started in 853 AD. by Louis the German, who was the grandson of Charlemagne. Archaeological excavations have proved that there was in fact a Roman burial ground at the church site. Huldrych Zwingli began his Swiss-German Reformation in Switzerland from the pastoral office at the Grossmunster in 1520. He would win many debates that was presided over by the magistrate of the city that would eventually allow the local authorities to break from the Roman Catholic church in 1523. The reforms started by Zwingli were to be continued by his successor, Heinrich Bullinger, which attributes to the plainer interior of the church; with the iconoclastic reformers taking the religious statuary and organ out in 1524. The changes that were initiated by Zwingli and the other reformers included the abandonment of Lent, eating meat on fast days, disavowal of celibacy, replacing Mass, no church music, replacement of the lectionary with a seven year New Testament cycle and other important reforms have made this church one of the most significant sites in the history of reformation and religion altogether; creating the birthplace of the Swiss-German reformation.  The two towers of the church have become the most recognized landmarks in the city, and since it is Romanesque in style, it is considered the first pan-European architectural change since the Imperial Roman architecture. The church has a marvelous huge carved portal that has medieval columns that has grotesques surrounding the capitals. There is a Roman crypt in the church that dates back to the 11th and 13th centuries, with the two towers being built around 1490, and were made of wood, which burned in 1781, that necessitated the construction of the neo-gothic towers added afterwards. Richard Wagner said the two towers looked more like two pepper dispensers, but the people of the city have come to enjoy their austerity none-the-less. There are beautiful stained glass windows that were created by Swiss artist, Augusto Giacometti in 1932, and the ornamental bronze doors that stand at the north and south portals were created by Otto Munch in 1935 and 1950. 

  • Swiss National Museum
    The Swiss National Museum (Landesmuseum in German) is located in Zurich, Switzerland and belongs to the Musee Suisse Group that is affiliated with the Federal Office of Culture, and has become one of the most prominent art museums in Europe that contains culture history of Europe and the world. The museum was constructed in 1898, in the historist style of architecture and constructed by Gustav Gull who modeled it after the French Renaissance city chateaus. The magnificent architecture contains dozens of towers, courtyards and a beautiful park, all set on an island between the Sihl and Limmat Rivers, and is considered one of the most important sights in the old city district. There is a wonderful exhibition tour that carries you from the prehistory period to ancient ages and then to the Middle Ages, and finally to the 20th century; with the classic modern art and that of the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries being housed in the Kunsthaus museum that is in another part of the city. One gallery contains gothic art, panel paintings, chivalry and an extensive collection of liturgical wooden sculptures and carved altars. The Zunfthaus zur Meisen by the Fraumunster church contains the faience and porcelain collections of this museum.  The museum houses many marvelous works of art that include; religious art that includes the 16th century stained glass window that came from the Tanikon Convent, frescoes from the church of Mustair, altarpieces carved, painted and gilded, numerous artifacts from 4000 BC.; as well as 14th century drinking bowls, Roman clothing, 17th century china, medieval silverware, costumes, dollhouses, painted furniture and weapons and armor of Swiss warfare from 800 to 1800 AD. One of the most intriguing exhibits is the art of Swiss clock making from the 16th to the 18th centuries.

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  • St. Peter Church (St. Peterskirche)St. Peter Church Zurich, Switzerland
    St. Peter Church is one of the four major churches in the city of Zurich, Switzerland, actually standing in the old town section, and next to the Lindenhof Hill, that once held a Roman castle, with the church being constructed on top of a temple to Luppiter or more commonly, Jupiter. There was a former church that measured 10 by 7 meters, or around 35 feet by 25 feet, that existed here during the 8th or 9th century, according to archaeological finds, and then that one was replaced by another during the 10th century, which was Romanesque in style, and that one in turn was replaced by another in 1230 by another Romanesque structure which remains of can be found. Rudolf Brun, the first independent mayor of the city is buried here, passing on in 1360, and then the nave was renovated in 1460 to a more gothic style. St. Peter was the only parish church of the town, the others belonging to monasteries. The current church was consecrated in 1706, which became the first Protestant church built in the city, and in 1911, the steeple was burned by fire, with restoration occurring from 1970 to 1975. The steeple's clock face measures 22 feet across, and is the biggest clock face on a church in Europe, which were built in 1880. Strangely enough, the steeple is owned by the city, but the nave is owned by St. Peter parish of the Swiss Reformed Church.

  • Rhine FallsRhine Falls Zurich, Switzerland
    The Rhine Falls (Rheinfall in German) are the biggest plain waterfalls in all of Europe, and can be seen on the High Rhine River between the cities of Neuhausen am Rheinfall and Laufen-Uhwiesen, close to Schaffhausen in the northern part of Switzerland; between the cantons of Zurich and Schaffhausen. The falls are 450 feet wide and 75 feet high, and not able to be climbed by fish, but the eels that live here seem to somehow worm or wiggle their way up over the rocks that lie on the bottom. The falls were formed during the final ice age in this area, which occurred about 14,000 to 17,000 years ago, by erosion, with the bed being formed by the resistant rocks on the riverbed. On the north side of the massive falls, a mill site is located, which was constructed in the 17th century to smelt iron ore that was discovered in the limestone, and operated until the first half of the 1800s. In 1887, the ironworks company asked for permission to divert about a fifth of the river's flow for hydroelectricity, but many groups, including the Swiss Alpine club, and other nature groups, were against the plan; which is quite unfortunate for the citizens of that area today with such expensive and ozone threatening alternatives. In 1913, there was an international contest to discover the best way to create a shipping route between Lake Constance and Basel, and in 1919, there was a company that wanted to construct power stations in the area, but were told that any such plan would have to benefit the economic interests of the public. Finally, in 1944, the Swiss Council of States gave permission to build the power station, to be effective on February 1, 1948, with the building to start in 1952. However, in 1951, the Neuen Helvetischen Gesellschaft or New Swiss Society, being led by Emil Egli, was able to get 150,000 signatures to protest the project, with 49 famous people' signatures included, like Herman Hesse and Carl Jacob Burchhardt; which of course scuttled the project and most likely sealed the future possibilities of this project from ever happening.

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