The Fluntern Cemetery.
Friedhof Fluntern is famous because it has become the burial place of James Joyce, an Irish writer and a staunch pacifist, who found a refuge in neutral Switzerland during the First World War. Zurich was the place where he created one of the most significant works of world literature – “Ulysses”. Not long before his death in 1941, Joyce returned to Zurich, where he was buried in the Fluntern Cemetery. There is a large monument on the tomb of the writer, so it is almost impossible to miss.
The Kunsthaus Museum.
The Kunsthaus is one of the most important museums of Zurich. It is no less interesting than museums in larger cities. Numerous temporary exhibitions presented at the London Tate Modern were either designed or owned by the Kunsthaus. The permanent exhibition includes a rich collection of sculptures by Alberto Giacometti, the largest collection of Munch works outside Norway, numerous works by Monet, Van Gogh and sculptures by Rodin. Besides this, the museum is a great opportunity to learn something new about the Swiss art - the museum exhibits a large collection of works by Ferdinand Hodler, who lived in the XIX century and was the creator of patriotic paintings. Visitors will also be interested in beautiful and lively works of modern masters - Fischli & Weiss. (Some time ago Fischli & Weiss threatened to sue the advertising agency that had created the famous series of Honda advertisements. In these ads various parts started moving one after another, and this movement resembled “The movement of things” movie, created by Fischli & Weiss in 1987).
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