Saffron Museum

The historic Zehndenstadel, where the museum is located, dates back to 1437 and is one of the oldest wooden buildings in Switzerland.

As soon as you enter, you are welcomed by an exhibition that gives you a comprehensive insight into the world of saffron. Learn more about the long history of saffron cultivation in Mund and how it has been passed down from generation to generation.

During your journey of discovery through the museum, you will see historical tools and equipment once used by saffron farmers. Learn more about the medicinal and culinary uses of saffron and be impressed by the many facets of this extraordinary spice.

Saffron in Mund

Saffron has a long history in Mund and is closely linked to the culture and tradition of the region. Here are some interesting facts about saffron cultivation in Mund:

  1. Tradition of saffron cultivation
    Saffron cultivation in Mund dates back to the 17th century. The mild climate and the altitude of Mund offer optimal conditions for the cultivation of saffron. The tradition of saffron cultivation has been passed down from generation to generation over the centuries and is an important part of the local culture.
  2. Quality and reputation
    The saffron from Mund has an excellent reputation for its high quality. The unique climatic conditions and the expertise of the saffron farmers contribute to the fact that the saffron grown in Mund is considered one of the best in the world.
  3. Manual work and harvesting
    Saffron cultivation requires a lot of manual labour and care. The saffron flowers are harvested by hand and the precious pistil threads are carefully extracted. This process is labour-intensive and requires skill and precision.
  4. Economic importance
    Saffron cultivation plays an important role in the local economy of Mund. It helps to create jobs and promote tourism, as visitors come from all over the world to experience and buy Mund's saffron.
  5. Saffron Museum
    The Saffron Museum in Mund is an outstanding place to learn more about saffron cultivation and local history. The museum features an exhibition showcasing historical tools, equipment and information about the cultivation and use of saffron.
  6. Saffron products
    In Mund, visitors can discover and buy various saffron products. These include saffron threads, saffron spices and saffron oil. These products are popular as souvenirs and are appreciated for their excellent quality.

Saffron cultivation in Mund is an important cultural heritage and a symbol of the wealth and beauty of the region. Visitors have the opportunity to explore the history and process of saffron cultivation, enjoy the products and experience the saffron harvest first hand to experience the unique atmosphere of Mund.

Opening hours

In October during the saffron harvest period

Wednesday 10.30 – 12.00 14.00 – 16.30
Friday   14.00 – 16.30
Saturday 10.30 – 12.00 14.00 – 16.30
Sunday 10.30 – 12.00 14.00 – 16.00

During the year

On request, the museum can be opened for groups (10 persons or more) throughout the year. We kindly ask you to make a reservation in advance.

Admission prices

Year-round offer for groups of 10 or more with reservation (price per person)

  Duration Price
Saffron Museum approx. 45 minutes CHF 10.-


Guided tour of the saffron fields
Groups by appointment and minimum 10 persons

first to tenth person CHF 10.- each
from 11th person and each further person CHF 5.- each


Further offers of the cultural association Pro Safrandorf Mund

  Duration Price
Guided tour of the village approx. 45 minutes CHF 10.-
Exhibition Alpwirtschaft approx. 15 minutes CHF 5.-
Old Living approx. 15 minutes CHF 5.-
Package price 1  
Guided tour of the village + Old Living + Alpine Farming Exhibition CHF 15.-
Package price 2  
Guided tour of the village + Old Living + Alpine Farming Exhibition + Saffron Museum CHF 20.-


The Saffron Museum is right next to the bus stop Mund, Dorf. Postbus line 623 runs from Brig station square to the bus stop "Mund, Dorf" in 20 minutes.

If you arrive by car, parking spaces are available opposite the bus stop.

Contact and reservation

Do you have any questions about the Saffron Museum or would you like to book a tour? 

Blatten-Belalp Tourismus AG
Rischinustrasse 5
3914 Blatten bei Naters
+41 27 921 60 40

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