Burch-Korrodi Collection

The multivision show and attractively presented objects from the Burch-Korrodi Collection bring to life the career and accomplishments of the most important Swiss goldsmith of the 20th century.

The Obwalden goldsmith and entrepreneur Meinrad Burch-Korrodi (1897 – 1978) made an international name for himself as an innovator in sacred art and was represented in national and international exhibitions. His rigorous application of the strict formal idiom of the Bauhaus saw him break with the commonly held early 20th century notion that jewellery and sacred utensils had to be baroque in style.

To allow the public to see the gold and silver works which originated from his Zurich workshop, a "treasury" was created in 2007 in a room in the basement of the cantonal department of education and culture building.

Opening hours

By prior arrangement only
Groups should arrange a visiting time with the cantonal department of education and culture


Group tour for up to 20 or so persons: CHF 100
Duration approx. 40 minutes


Altes Kollegium, Brünigstrasse 178, Sarnen
7 minutes' walk from Sarnen railway station


Location and contact

Sammlung Meinrad Burch-Korrodi
Brünigstrasse 178
6061 Sarnen
+41 41 666 64 04