To art lover's this is a MUST see!
Beautiful impressionist paintings. Check out the incredible, "Monet's Garden". One room lost a few paintings, since, I've been there. A huge robbery took place there a few yrs back. 2 of the 4 bigtime paintings were recovered. One of the greatest paintings at that museum, Cezanne's, "Boy in the Red Vest", looks gone....forever. I remember staring at that masterpiece, for about 1/2 hr straight. Did that with, many paintings there.
Interestingly---in another museum, similar to this, (though much grander), The Barnes Foundation, in Merion PA, (on Philadelphia's Main Line), has 1 of the, "Boy in the Red Vest"'s. It's a bit eerie, now, to look at it, knowing the way the one in Zurich affected me. I have also reviewed the Barnes, in this site. If you know the Barnes, you can get a feel for what the Buhrle is about. Another fancy house, in a fancy neighborhood, with astounding works of art. Just as you enter...there were 3 or 4 great Delacroix's along the wall, up the steps.
That was just the beginning.
Also like the Barnes it's a bit out of, Zurich, proper. Splurge on a taxi to make sure. Plus, the desk will call you a taxi when you want to leave. I forget what it cost, but I KNOW it wasn't jaw dropping. I'd guess, around 15-20 bucks.
Also like the Barnes, it has quirky hrs, and days open. Check into that before you go. My 1st time I didn't check and I took the taxi all the way to the Buhrle, and it was closed! I had to wait, 4 more yrs for my 2nd trip to Zurich.
It was the focal point of that trip..(Was a pit stop to Weggis---a resort in the Alps--Also reviewed).
Totally memorable but...I will miss that Cezanne.