Niederweningen Mammoth Museum

A journey into the past

How did mammoths and similar animals live 500,000 years ago? The Mammoth Museum uses images and archaeological finds to showcase the world in which woolly mammoths lived, taking visitors back to the ice age. 

The remains of at least ten mammoths have been found in Niederweningen to date. This makes this Zurich Unterland location the richest archaeological site for mammoths in Switzerland. The baby mammoth, whose bones were excavated in 1890 and have now reconstructed, is particularly impressive and has fascinated visitors ever since. 

Finds of other ice age creatures, such as woolly rhinoceros, wild horses, steppe bison, wolves and cave hyena, can also be marvelled at. A huge, true-to-life mural shows fauna and flora in the Wehntal valley 45,000 years ago. The new, interactive mammoth quiz stations are both entertaining and educational.

Those wanting to combine a visit to the Mammoth Museum with a hike through the Wehntal valley can travel on foot from Steinmaur railway station to Niederweningen in around two hours.

Additional information

Buy ticket

Buy your ticket from the SBB Shop or SBB Mobile app. You can also buy a ticket from the driver, at all ticket terminals, PostBus sales offices and at the counter of your nearest railway station.
Additional ticketing apps and online shops can be found in our overview.

Timetable / travel information

You will find the entire Swiss public transport timetable online here.

Postbus 354 to Niederweningen railway station, walking distance +15 min. or S15 to Niederweningen, village


For groups of 10 people or more, a reservation is required by no later than 4 p.m. on the previous day. Tel. +41 58 667 13 60

Bicycle transport

You may take your bicycle on the postbus, provided there is sufficient space and you do not obstruct other passengers from getting on or off the vehicle. Transport of electric bicycles on PostBus routes is limited.

Wheelchair accessibility

Wheelchair accessibility is guaranteed in the Postbus



Mammutmuseum Niederweningen
Im Mitteldorf 1
8166 Niederweningen