Zurich James Joyce Foundation
One of the greatest writers of all time, Irishman and modernist James Joyce, spent a few years living in Zurich where he also worked on his masterpiece Ulysses. To honor his memory, Zurich has its own James Joyce Foundation which boasts the largest collection of Joyce's works in Europe. Historic editions, Joyce memorabilia such as "Bloom" beer bottles (fans will know!), and posters, as well as other souvenirs, are awaiting you upstairs in the charming medieval building with a carved creaky staircase, stained-glass windows, and a tiled stove. Founded by a passionate Joycean scholar Fritz Senn, the James Joyce foundation is not just a museum: it is alive with weekly readings, seminars, and workshops on Joyce and his writing. Drop by in one of the unique evening classes open to the public and be a witness of a true one-of-a-kind experience; keep in mind, though, that you will most likely not finish reading – going through Joyce's novels such as Finnegans Wake in the group takes around ten years!
The Foundation also offers guided tours through Zurich: see the places where James Joyce lived, wrote, and loved!