The Foundation is closed to individuals not with accredited tours except for one day each month, and arrangements have to be made well in advance, but this extraordinary collection of impressionist and post-impressionist painting is well worth the effort. Others have compared the Buhrle to the Barnes, now relocated in Philadelphia, and that is not at all unfair (although the Buhrle is not as large as the Barnes, it has an equally good selection). All the paintings once stolen have now been recovered (although some are in restauration, and the Cezanne "Boy in the Red Vest" is currently being shown in the new wing of the Kunsthaus, Zurich).
The staff is helpful, and it is possible to make arrangements for your visit (if you are not on a tour) via correspondence, which can be electronic. Security is understandably quite tight, and you will not be admitted to the grounds unless your name is on a previously screened list. You can get there fairly easily via the number 4 tram, fom the Wildbachstrasse stop.
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