Strauhof (Literature Museum)

Here literature can be experienced in all its many facets: this place for lovers of good books, bibliophiles, graphic art enthusiasts, and wordsmiths lies in the heart of the Old Town.

The fascinating Strauhof Museum presents literature not only in text form, but also as an accessible, staged space. Exhibitions examine historical and social issues based on topics of current interest. On doing so, both modern-day and classic works and their authors are portrayed in an agile and experimental way. Through out-of-the-ordinary approaches and presentations, as well as various events, the Strauhof aims to arouse people’s interest and enhance their knowledge of and understanding for literature.

The first reference to the Haus zum Strauhof in the center of Zurich’s Old Town harks back to the 16th century. The present-day character of the baroque townhouse dates from 1772 and has essentially remained unchanged to this day.

Price

Entrance  
Regular CHF 10
Concessions CHF 6

Opening Hours

Monday
Closed
Tuesday
12.00pm – 6.00pm
Wednesday
12.00pm – 6.00pm
Thursday
12.00pm – 10.00pm
Friday
12.00pm – 6.00pm
Saturday
11.00am – 5.00pm
Sunday
11.00am – 5.00pm

Special opening hours during the holidays

Address

Distance Travel time
Zürich Main Station 674 m 6 min
Zürich Airport 9.1 km 23 min
Museum Strauhof
Augustinergasse 9
8001  Zürich