FIFA World Football Museum in Zürich
Haus zur Enge on Tessinerplatz
Football fans from around the world seek the opportunity to visit Zürich. While it is one of the global financial centers, it is also home to the International Federation of Association Football (FIFA).
The FIFA World Football Museum is one of the most popular places in Zürich. For CHF 24, individuals can tour the museum and learn about football as a sport and the life of an athlete that partakes in it.
Proposed in 2012 by Sepp Blatter and the FIFA Executive Committee, the museum was opened in 2016 in the heart of Zürich. It occupies three floors and covers a space of about 3,000 square meters.
The first floor (Planet Football) focuses on the history of the game, particularly the rules and formation of FIFA. The second floor (The Foundations and the FIFA World Cup Gallery) is dedicated to the World Cup, complete with dozens of historical artifacts including the tracksuit worn by football’s first real star Edson Arantes do Nascimento (Pelé) in 1958. On this floor, you will also find the original FIFA World Cup Trophy on display! The third floor (Fields of Play) is devoted to the impact that football has had on society.
The museum has a collection of more than 1,000 items that detail the history of international football and the major tournaments. This includes historical documents, books, videos, and photos celebrating the 211 athletic associations affiliated with FIFA. It also has an interactive learning space with hands-on activities, a library with the largest collection of historic football books, a gaming area, and a 180° cinema screen.
Two major highlights include the original World Cup Trophy that is located on the second floor, and the gigantic football pinball machine. All of this reveals why football became one of the world’s most popular sports. While exploring the museum, fans will have the opportunity to test their strength and football skills, as well as their skills as a referee.
This is a great place to visit for any football fan, so be sure to take advantage of this lifetime opportunity!