Museum of Civil Defense – a Place of History

The Museum of Civil Defense is located beneath a park in Zurich in a bunker dating from 1941. It tells the story of civil defense in Switzerland.

During a 90-minute tour, visitors can explore the old round bunker. The museum offers unique insight into the history of Swiss civil defense – from the 30s to the present day.

The technical installations are fascinating and supply the bunker with water, power and fresh air. Visitors can also get active and power the ventilation with their own muscle strength.
Medical facilities are also on display with a patient transport system and operating room for example.

An underground command post from the 60s takes visitors back to the days of the Cold War.


Public guided tours (free of charge)
Private group tours (fee payable)

1 – 15 personsCHF 230
16 –  31 personsCHF 350
32 – 45 personsCHF 470
Special rate for schoolsCHF 100

Opening Hours

The dates of the (free) public guided tours in 2024 have not yet been announced. Private guided tours for groups of 1–45 people are possible (fee payable).

Guided tours for groups on request


Distance Travel time
Zürich Main Station 2.6 km 5 min
Zürich Airport 6.7 km 9 min
Landenbergpark, Habsburgstrasse 14
8037  Zürich