The 18th-century "Winegrowers' Guildhall," one of the most beautiful buildings of its kind in Zurich, is on an atmospheric cobbled square beside the river. Its intimate Baroque interiors, embellished with stucco and gilt, are the perfect setting for the Swiss National Museum's collection of porcelain and faience. The bulk of the collection, including dishes, table decoration, and delicate figurines, was made in Zurich's porcelain factory in Kilchberg-Schooren in the 17th and 18th centuries. The figurines are charmingly grouped into by theme, such as the seasons, the elements, love, hunting, and wine. Together with the ornamental backdrop, they provide a vivid insight into how life was lived back then.
Zunfthaus zur Meisen
Our Rating Neighborhood Altstadt Hours Thurs–Sun 11am–4pm Transportation Tram 2, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11, 13 (Paradeplatz) Phone 044/ 221 28 07 Prices CHF3; free for children 16 and under Web site Zunfthaus zur Meisen