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Swiss Knife Valley Visitor Center

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Address: Bahnhofstrasse 3, Brunnen 6440, Switzerland (Formerly 瑞士军刀谷访客中心)
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+41 41 825 60 20
10:00 - 18:30
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Mon - Fri 10:00 - 18:30
Sat 10:00 - 16:00

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A place of interest

If you have ever wondered how the Swiss knife came into being, and the story behind it then this is a great place to find out. The museum is very good and informative. During... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 10 January 2017
Witham, United Kingdom
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Witham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

If you have ever wondered how the Swiss knife came into being, and the story behind it then this is a great place to find out. The museum is very good and informative. During your visit you are able to make a knife, which l found very interesting. Overall this is a good place to visit and l would recommend... More 

Thank mowden
Cairns, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

The museum display downstairs is most interesting especially the section where you can assemble your own knife. The upstairs area is just a retail shop. The Jo Brand lookalike saleswoman is most odd for thinking I wanted to buy another knife the same as I was carrying with me. A bit pushy, maybe it's commission sales?

Thank martin A
Stuttgart, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

Got a good English tour of the facility. The tour guide was very informative and the presentation well laid out. There was a short film in the middle of the tour and we also watched someone design their own knife.

Thank MariWolfe929
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Our inter railing trip idea started after my sons wanted to see where Swiss army knives are made! We all went to the Swiss Knife Valley Visitor Centre to make a knife. We all enjoyed this (me and 2 teenagers); the lady was very knowledgeable and spoke excellent English. The museum is interesting and the shop has 2 levels -... More 

Thank Liz R
Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

A most interesting visitor centre with shop containing the great Victorinox products, helpful staff and centrally located, the main factory is just up the road in Ibach.

Thank Jackdog1947
Zurich, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

I made a reservation about 1 week before we went to the Flagship store. Four children went to make knives. We were 5 minutes late. The lady at the counter told us that unfortunately we would only be able to make 3 knives instead of four. That was disappointing. The three children who were able to make knives had a... More 

Thank Robyn S
Sorenberg, Schweiz
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

Was there with my foreign friends to buy an original Swiss Army Knife direct from the fabrication site. My friends bought a red one and I was happy to find blue one. In the evening it was fun to open a red wine bottle with it and it is amazing how many things this knife has in it...eventuell auch Pinzette😀😊☺

Thank djbobo2
Munich, Germany
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

I stopped at the visitor center during lunch. It's a nice facility that highlights activities and specialties of the region. It's relatively small and having a working knowledge of German would be helpful. The staff is friendly and well help you but they are limited in number and busy.

Thank kworden
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

Short private lesson on how to make the famous Swiss knives. Only one model to follow so not as personalized as expected. Make sure to book in advance as it was very hard getting a slot in the summer break

Thank Sabaibluelagoon
Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016

There is a shop where you get besides the widest variety of Swiss knifes also clothing, luggage and accessories. The museum downstairs has a great collection of old knives and stories about the development of knives. You can see live how knives are assembled, try yourself and watch videos when great things were accomplished by using a Swiss knife (even... More 

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