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Guided visits of the office

We shall be delighted to show you how we make our maps. In the course of a visit to swisstopo you will see a wide range of activities.
We have a long tradition of welcoming groups.
We are also opening our doors to individual visitors on certain dates.


Guided visits for groups


During the months of January to May, and in October and November, preferably mornings.

- Groups of about 15 to 40 persons
- The minimum age is 18 years
- These visits are not suitable for school classes.
However, we do offer a wide range of teaching material at reduced prices or free of charge.

Group visits are available in German, French and English.

Visits take approximately 2.5 hours.

We are generally fully booked several months ahead. It is therefore essential to arrange your visit well in advance (next column).


Guided visits for individuals

01.03.201613:45germanPlaces available
02.03.201613:45frenchPlaces available
05.10.201613:45germanPlaces available
06.10.201613:45frenchPlaces available

Individuals over 18 years of age

Visits take approximately 2.5 hours.

A maximum of 45 persons can be admitted per day.

Individuals must register through the swisstopo reception desk at least one week in advance (next column).

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  • Booking of groups: 
    Gabriela Mauron
    Tel +41 58 469 05 17
    Fax +41 58 469 04 59 
    Email to Gabriela Mauron

  • Booking of individuals:
    Reception swisstopo
    Tel +41 58 469 01 11
    Fax +41 58 469 04 59
    Email to reception

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