Rietberg Museum

A Neoclassical villa modeled on the Villa Albani in Rome (it’s said to be an exact copy) houses the outstanding collection of Baron Eduard von der Heydt. The villa was built in 1857 for a German industrialist and was a meeting place for Zürich intellectuals. It is Switzerland’s only museum of non-European art, with collections that include Indian sculpture, Tibetan temple pictures and bronzes, Chinese grave decorations, Buddhist stele, and Asian ceramics and jade. There are also arts from the Pacific, the Near East, and North America, along with a collection of African carvings, masks, and bronzes. The villa sits in beautiful Rieter Park, an English landscape garden with walking paths.