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Albert Anker House, Ins

"To finish our outing in Ins, a small group of us visited the Albert Anker House. Mr. Brefin, the great-grandson of Albert Anker, welcomed us at this stunning farmhouse and after a few introductory words, led us into the Anker studio. Albert Anker was born in this house and spent much of his life there. Everything looks just as it did in those days, Mr. Brefin told us, and it was as if the painter had just left the house for a moment. The room conveys a great deal of the artistic spirit and prevailing tastes of those times. We had plenty to laugh at as Mr. Brefin told a lot of interesting and funny tales."


Opening times
April to October
Also open every first and third Sunday of the month, from 3 to 5 p.m.
When the red and white flag flies
On request

CHF 5.00 per person
Reduction for pupils

Good to know

  • Guided tours for groups and classes are also possible outside the opening times.
  • The impressive house was built in 1803 by the grandfather, veterinarian Rudolf Anker, in the style of the Seeland farmhouses. It belongs to the Brefin family, the successors to the Ankers, and is supported by the Albert Anker House foundation that was founded in 1994. The establishment is still arranged and furnished much as it was when Anker and his successors lived in the house.

Albert Anker Haus
Matthias Brefin
Müntschemiergasse 7
3232 Ins
T. +41 (0) 58 327 24 30

Albert Anker House, Ins

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