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Zentrum Paul Klee in Bern

Marvel at Paul Klee's works for 10% less

The three imposing waves designed by Italian star architect Renzo Piano are both a museum and a cultural centre. Art, concerts, readings, dance and even in-house agriculture await you at the Zentrum Paul Klee. With 4,000 works, it is home to the world's most important collection of Paul Klee's work and is open to the public in a permanent exhibition. Temporary exhibitions by other artists related to Klee are also shown on a regular basis. Familiarise yourself with the life and work of one of the most fascinating artists of the 20th century.

Travel comfortably by train to Bern and continue with the bus no. 12 to the final stop, “Bern, Zentrum Paul Klee”. 

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Savings offer with 10% discount

Benefit from the following advantages if you purchase the journey to and from the Zentrum Paul Klee by public transport at the same time: 

  • 10% discount on the day admission to the Zentrum Paul Klee
  • 10% discount on the combined ticket for the Zentrum Paul Klee and the Bern Art Museum

The savings offer is also available at BLS Travel Centres and at any railway ticket office in Switzerland.

Permanent exhibitions

Kosmos Klee. The collection

With Kosmos Klee. The Collection in 2023, a platform has been created where visitors can find out about the life and work of Paul Klee.

A richly illustrated biography, a film and materials from Klee's studio provide an insight into his life. Discoveries from the archive, such as Klee's record player and record collection, are also on display. His favorite music can be listened to in the reading lounge, which also invites visitors to linger and discuss. The works are exchanged three times a year. A repeat visit is worthwhile!

In addition to an overview show with around 80 works, a separate room focuses on central aspects of Klee's oeuvre or other artists.

FOCUS: Hamed Abdalla (1917-1985) until 26.5.2024

FOKUS: Architecture with Klee. From Mies van der Rohe to Lisbeth Sachs, 1.6. - 13.10.2024
FOKUS: Journals of the avant-garde, 19.10.2024 - 9.2.2025

Special exhibitions

Sarah Morris. All Systems Fail 29.03. - 04.08.2024

29.03. - 04.08.2024

Originally British and now living in New York, painter and filmmaker Sarah Morris (*1967) combines abstract painting with questions of modernity and power in her work. Morris is interested in the systems that permeate our lives in modern society and how these manifest themselves in different cities and cultural contexts - from the architecture of large corporations to transportation and digital infrastructure. The exhibition offers a comprehensive overview of the artist's work, including her filmic oeuvre. The 15 films, which will be shown in cinema boxes in the exhibition, are dedicated to the dynamics of global metropolises such as Los Angeles or Beijing and merge with the paintings to form an artistic unit.

Brasil! Brasil! Departure into the modern age 07.09.2024 – 05.01.2025

07.09.2024 - 05.01.2025

In the first half of the 20th century, artists in Brazil sought their own modern artistic expression. The European avant-garde - including Paul Klee - was just as important a reference as Brazil's own indigenous and Afro-Brazilian cultures, especially in the first decades. In addition to parallels with the issues of European modernism, there are also differences that reflect the political, social and cultural situation. The exhibition shows various ways in which Brazilian artists have developed their own modern visual languages. It presents ten artists and an introduction to formative political and economic events as well as milestones in the country's literature, music, design and architecture. 

Artists:
Tarsilo do Amaral (1886 – 1973)
Anita Malfatti (1889 – 1964)
Lasar Segall (1891 – 1957)
Alfredo Volpi (1896 –1988)
Vicente do Rego Monteiro (1899 – 1970)
Flávio de Carvalho (1899 – 1973)
Candido Portinari (1903 – 1962)
Cícero Dias (1907 – 2003)
Rubem Valentim (1922 – 1991)
Geraldo de Barros (1923 – 1998)

Opening times Today (Sunday) open

Mon           closed
Tue–Sun    10.00–17.00 hours 

Public holiday opening hours

The Zentrum Paul Klee is closed on the following public holidays:

Tuesday, December 24, 2024 (Christmas Eve)
Wednesday, December 25, 2024 (Christmas Day) 


On the following public holidays the Zentrum Paul Klee is open from 10.00–17.00 hours:

Friday, March 29, 2024 (Good Friday)
Monday, April 1, 2024 (Easter Monday)
Thursday, May 9, 2024 (Ascension Day)
Monday, May 20, 2024 (Whit Monday)
Thursday, August 1, 2024 (national holiday)
Thursday, December 26, 2024 (St. Stephen's Day)
Tuesday, December 31, 2024 (New Year's Eve)
Wednesday, January 1, 2025 (New Year's Day)
Thursday, January 2, 2025 (Berchtold's Day)


Subject to change without prior notice

BLS suggestion

Experience the Zentrum Paul Klee on a public or private guided tour. You will learn a lot of exciting and interesting facts about various topics.

How to get here

Take the train to Bern and continue with the bus no. 12 to the final stop, “Bern, Zentrum Paul Klee”. The entrance is located just a few metres from the bus stop and is signposted.

Food & Drink

Café Zentrum Paul Klee

Fortify yourself during your visit to the Zentrum Paul Klee with culinary delights at the charming Café Zentrum Paul Klee. Whether with a fresh and creative lunch, a sweet temptation from the kitchen or a small snack, the cafeteria team looks forward to welcoming you!

Enjoy a delicious coffee, homemade soft drinks or a local aperitif alongside.

Restaurant Schöngrün

Restaurant Schöngrün's gastronomic offer (lunch menus, platters with selected products and à-la-carte service in the evening) is based on natural and homemade cuisine, a nose-to-tail attitude and the use of local and Swiss products.

Notes

Audio guide

Available in German, French, Italian and English.

For children

Creaviva Children’s Museum

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