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Visits

The State Archive is a public archive and its holdings may be inspected without prior notification.

Documents can be inspected in the reading rooms and are subject to the statutory provisions on the provision of information to the public.

Regarding the conservation of our documents copies are only limited available. Please bring you own camera with you.

Price of photocopies:

  • black and white photocopy A4 and A3 0.50 CHF
  • colour photocopy A4 1.50 CHF and A3 2.00 CHF

Prices for high-resolution digital images:

  • CHF 15.-- per image plus an administrative fee of CHF 20.-- (Switzerland) / CHF 25.-- (abroad) per order.

Preorder archive materials

It is not possible to borrow the holdings of the State Archive.

You can carry out research in the online-inventory for the archive materials that you require and then order them for consultation in the reading room. To use the online ordering function, you must first open a user account.

If you request maps, plans, books of the land registry offices and files that are kept in our external stockroom, we make every effort to provide the records ordered as quickly as possible (twice a day).

Opening hours

Weekdays Morning Afternoon
Monday Closed Closed
Tuesday 8 a.m. - 12 a.m. 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Wednesday 8 a.m. - 12 a.m. 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Thursday 8 a.m. - 12 a.m. 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Friday 8 a.m. - 12 a.m. 1 p.m. - 4.30 p.m.

Special closure reading rooms

Reason Date
Christmas/New Year From Monday, 12/23/2019 to Thursday, 01/02/2020
Stock taking From Monday, 04/29/2019 to Monday, 05/13/2019

Before the following public holidays the Archives close at 4 pm:

  • Good Friday
  • Ascension Day
  • National holiday, august 1
  • Christmas

Ordering times

Weekdays Times
Tuesday – Thursday 8:15 a.m., 9 a.m., 10 a.m., 11 a.m.,
1:15 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m., 4 p.m.
Friday 8:15 a.m., 9 a.m., 10 a.m., 11 a.m.,
1:15 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m.

Guided tours

Free guided tours of the archives are offered to groups by prior arrangement.


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