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Museum Mühlerama – An Honest Review

Last Updated on March 28, 2024 by Darla Uhl

Museum Mühlerama is both a museum and a working industrial mill situated southeast of Zurich’s city center in Tiefenbrunnen. It’s a fantastic place to discover milling and even try your hand at bread baking. Locals and kids love it, and I think that it’s a cool place for birthday parties or team-building events.

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The following is an overview and my honest review of the Museum Mühlerama, trying to be as objective as possible. 

History of Mühlerama

Mühlerama is located in a big, old terracotta brick building that’s a hundred years old. Back from 1913 to 1983, this place was a bustling mill where they ground lots of grain. While it’s not grinding as much as before, you can still see some machines in action. Now, it’s a milling museum open for visits.

MY TIP: To have the most fun at Mühlerama, start by milling and baking your bread, then join a guided tour.


Museum Mühlerama Highlights

Milling and Baking

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Start your museum visit by milling and baking your bread. It’s a bit of work, but it’s fun and you’ll learn a lot.

First, grab some corn grains from the museum cashier. Then head to the milling and baking room on the right side of the entrance door.

You can try out different mills from various periods (old stones for grinding or more modern entrapments). Once you’ve milled your flour, go up the spiral staircase to start baking.

The instructions on the wall to prepare your bread dough are easy to follow. A museum employee will help you with baking.

Museum Mühlerama’s Permanent Exhibit

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While your bread is proofing and baking, you can explore the mill museum. By the time you finish touring the museum, your bread should be ready to enjoy.

While you can explore on your own, there’s also a guided tour available once a day in the afternoon, and it’s free to join.

The museum is like a maze with stairs and rooms to explore. There are videos on the walls explaining the milling process and its history here. They’re quick and helpful. You’ll also see big machines as you wander around.

Kids love the spiral slide, which takes them from the top floor to a lower one. They can even ride down in a pretend flour sack and have a blast.

Baking School

The mill museum’s baking school is cool. They offer lots of workshops each week where you can learn to make different foods like bread, dumplings, croissants, Mongolian Momos, cakes, sourdough, baguettes, tortillas, ramen, and more.

Even though we didn’t take a class ourselves, we met someone who did and they were really happy with it. So if you’re curious, why not give it a try?

If you want to find out about the cooking classes they offer, just check out their website and book a spot: https://en.muehlerama.ch/agenda/back-und-kochschule

Museum Shop

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There’s a little museum shop where they sell books and some food products. If you’re feeling hungry, they also have small cakes available. Outside the museum, there are benches where you can sit and enjoy your snack.


Museum Mühlerama Information

Opening Hours– Tuesday to Saturday 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM, Wednesday up to 9:00 PM
– Sunday 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
– Closed from mid-July to early August 2024
Guided TourWednesdays, 6:30 PM
Ticket Prices– Adults – CHF 15
– 6 to 18 Years old – CHF 9
– Group discounts are available for parties of 10 people or more and certain card-holders
– Free entrance with the ZürichCARD, Kulturlegi, Museumspass, and Raiffeisen

How to Get to Museum Mühlerama

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The address of Museum Mühlerama is:

Museum Mühlerama

Seefeldstrasse 23

8008 Zürich

Traveling By Car

There are parking lots in Mühle Tiefenbrunnen (Seefeldstrasse 219, 8008 Zürich) as well as near the train station of Tiefenbrunnen.

Traveling By Tram / Bus

Traveling by Tram or Bus to Museum Mühlerama is easy. You will have several options:

Tram:Zürich Tiefenbrunnen – Tram 2, Tram 4
Train:Zürich Tiefenbrunnen, Bahnhof – S6, S16
Bus:Zurich Tiefenbrunnen, Bahnhof – Bus 912, Bus 916

Our Experience – An Honest Review

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I was excited to visit the museum after reading positive reviews online. Initially, I planned to just explore the permanent exhibition, but at the last minute, we decided to try milling our flour and baking bread. I’m really glad we did!

It was fun to bake bread from scratch, starting with the grain, seeing it get milled into flour, and following the baking instructions. The bread turned out delicious (though I’d personally add more salt than suggested). Overall, this experience was the highlight of our visit.

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I found exploring the mill itself interesting, and I also enjoyed watching the videos—they were informative. I bet for younger kids, going up the stairs and sliding down the spiral slide would be even more exciting though!

What didn’t I like about the museum? Well, it’s not very accessible due to all the stairs and steps around the place. While the area for milling flour and the baking school are accessible, the old mill itself isn’t the easiest to navigate So, I’d suggest visiting Mühlerama more for older kids, like school-aged children, and not necessarily for toddlers or babies, as well as for those who might have difficulty with mobility.


Final Thoughts: Museum Mühlerama

Visiting Mühlerama in Zurich is a one-of-a-kind way to spend a day, especially if you’re passionate about food and baking. The baking school seems like the most enjoyable experience possible, offering both fun and learning opportunities. However, it requires booking in advance. If you’re unable to attend a cooking class, trying your hand at milling and baking bread is still a great experience. We have done this and enjoyed it so much!

For those who just want to explore and learn, it can be quite enjoyable too. Don’t forget to check out the museum shop where you can pick up a souvenir or some food to enjoy at home.


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Darla Uhl is the owner of TouringSwitzerland.com. Her home is in the German-speaking part of Switzerland. Having lived almost 20 years in Switzerland, she's traveled extensively all over the country.

Darla's favorite regions to visit in Switzerland include Engadin, Lake Geneva, Bernese Oberland, Ticino, and Valais. She loves spending time with her family, hiking, visiting museums, and reading books.

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