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Saffron Museum

A museum within a museum. The Zehndenstadel, dating from 1437, is one of the oldest wooden buildings in Switzerland. The museum shows the saffron culture from the hard work in the fields to the culinary speciality. Visitors learn more about the cultivation and harvesting of saffron as well as the tools used for this.

Uniqueness of the Munder saffron culture  

Mund is the only place in Switzerland where the precious spice of saffron is still cultivated today according to centuries of tradition. The precious "Crocus sativus" grows on an area of around 18,000 square metres on the beautiful and sunny high plateau. A lot of patience and hard work goes into every single saffron flower.

Worth knowing about saffron

Between 30 and 1,000 flowers are harvested daily during the season in October and November. The precious spice is extracted from the pistils of their flowers. Every year, the Munder saffron guild produces between one and four kilos of saffron in painstaking manual work. Now it is clear why everyone is buzzing about the "red gold" from Mund.

Opening hours of the saffron museum in Mund

With the newly introduced guest card, admission to the saffron museum is free.
Information on opening hours and prices can be found here:


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 h / 14.00 - 16.00 h
Opening hours during the year
Of course we open the museum for groups (10 persons or more) throughout the year. Please make a reservation in advance.


Saffron Museum
3903 Mund

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