Cabaret Voltaire in Zurich
Cabaret Voltaire has reopened its doors. Discover this unmissable cultural space and admire the exhibitions in the vaulted cellar of the building.
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Whether you're coming to Zurich for a short or a long stay in one of our fully equipped aparthotels, certain locations in the city are unmissable. Once your luggage has been unpacked, you could of course go and admire one of the main attractions in the city, the lake, enjoy nautical activities or take a boat trip, go for a walk or even do a sightseeing tour of the city, but if you are a lover of culture and history, there is one address you shouldn't miss: Cabaret Voltaire.
Recap of a legendary cultural space
Located at 1 Spiegelgasse, Cabaret Voltaire opened its doors on 5 February, 1916 and became a new meeting place that would go down in history.
Opened by the writer Hugo Ball and his wife Emmy Hennings, it was in this two-story house located in a medieval building that the famous Dadaism movement, an innovative, creative and provocative artistic movement, was born.
Exhibiting the works of renowned artists such as Picasso, Matisse, Léger, Modigliani, Kandinsky and many others, Cabaret Voltaire welcomed the artistic youth of the city every evening in an incredible creative setting.
Although the legendary space succeeded in bringing about the emergence of the Dada movement, it had to close its doors in July 1916, only six months after opening, for causing nocturnal and moral uproar.
The reopening of Cabaret Voltaire
In 2004, 88 years after it first closed, Cabaret Voltaire reopened its doors to give new life to the Dada movement.
Highly appreciated by students and followers and admirers of Dadaism from all over the world, this cultural hub is an unmissable spot for a drink during the day, to consult CV Books in the library or to enjoy the exhibitions in the vaulted cellar of the building.