Illuminarium – Artistic Winter World

In winter, the inner courtyard of the National Museum is transformed into a winter wonderland of light, illumination, illusion, music, and culinary delights.

Important notice: the festival will not take place in 2020.

The Christmas festival transports visitors of all ages into an enchanting world that appeals to all the senses. The front area of the museum, which is open to visitors at all times, is home to an illuminated cocktail bar, a restaurant, and food stands, while in the inner courtyard, an almost 30-minute light show featuring mysterious mythical creatures is projected onto the façades.

The spectacular light installations are interactive and bring the tradition-steeped building to life with cheerful mythical creatures, which play music on their instruments and enhance the artistic scenery with their sounds.


Landesmuseum Zürich
Museumstrasse 2
8001 Zürich
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