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Switzerland Zurich Kunsthaus

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In front of the Kunsthaus in Zurich you can see the famous sculpture of Auguste Rodin "La perte de l'enfer", the gates of hell, inspired by Dante's Inferno. It is one of many masterpieces shown in this museum (Van Gogh, Monet, Giacometti, Hodler et al.).

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