Museum of Interment Culture

Only a few museums in Europe are dedicated exclusively to the topic of death. One of them is the "Friedhof am Hörnli" collection on the grounds of the eponymous cemetery in Riehen. Founded in 1994, the museum deals with death and interment culture. A wide range of exhibits are shown, including hearses once drawn by horse, historical undertaker tools and cemetery equipment. There are also folk-cultural artefacts concerning death, such as burial crosses, pearl wreaths or urns, with exhibits from all around the world, from 1898 to the present day. The collection of surgical implants of deceased persons who were cremated at the crematorium is one of a kind.

Hörnliallee 70, 4125 Riehen
Every first and third Sunday of the month, 10 am to 4 pm
+41 (0) 61 601 50 68 / +41 (0)76 397 02 89
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Gemeindeverwaltung Riehen
Wettsteinstrasse 1, 4125 Riehen
T: +41 61 646 81 11


ATELIERVISION | | UST ID DE 196949009 | | Tel 0049 - 7621 - 76176 | Fax 0049 - 7621 - 797725

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