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Swiss Ornithological Institute Visitor Centre

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Sempachersee Tourismus
The Swiss Ornithological Institute in Sempach is the well-known centre of excellence for ornithology and bird conservation in Switzerland and a popular destination for excursions. 
Here, visitors discover the local bird world and learn interesting facts about the birds, their behaviour and their habitats.

Welcome to the earthen building of the Bird Observatory Visitor Centre, a pioneering architectural ecological achievement - awarded the European Museum Award EMYA 2017 for sustainability. Here you can experience the world of birds in many different ways:

  • Survival - the interactive experience exhibition where you become a bird yourself.
  • Singfonie - the mechanical theatre on the theme of bird calls
  • Bird show - the film journey through the Swiss bird world
  • Garden and aviaries - the nature garden on the shore of Lake Sempach with two aviaries
  • Coffee corner and shop

Exclusive evening visits are also available for groups on request. Ask about our special offers for school classes.

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Update: April 30, 2022


2'657'219E 1'219'929N
47.127872, 8.192754
47°07'40.3"N 8°11'33.9"E
32T 438775 5219690
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Swiss Ornithological Institute Visitor Centre

Luzernerstrasse 6
6204 Sempach
Phone +41 41 462 97 00

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