Johann Jacobs Museum

The museum of cultural history in the Seefeld quarter is a real gem on Lake Zurich.

Built in 1913 in the neo-rococo style, the building housed the Jacobs Suchard Museum from 1984 to 2011. From its prime location on the shores of Lake Zurich, the present-day museum relates the cultural history of coffee.

After undergoing further renovation, since 2013 the museum has been dedicated to the “global interdependencies” of our living world, in other words, important trade goods and their transport routes. Commodities such as coffee, sugar, or petroleum have had a hand in impacting our planet and shaping societies. By hosting various exhibitions and events, the museum aims to convey a broader understanding of the complex relationships between these products and world affairs.

The villa by the lake is located in the immediate vicinity of the Pavilion Le Corbusier, which makes it possible to visit both institutions.


Adults over 26 years old CHF 7

Opening Hours

Currently closed


Distance Travel time
Zürich Main Station 2.1 km 18 min
Zürich Airport 10.3 km 33 min
Johann Jacobs Museum
Seefeldquai 17
8008  Zürich