Who are we and what are our activities?

Art is also our passion! 

For our clients we want to create superior value and joy and stand out as a winner for our expertise, advise and excellent service. 

Germann Auction House, founded in 1972, has achieved an international, highly appreciated reputation among collectors and connoisseurs from all over the world. Modern and Contemporary Art paintings, watercolors, drawings, sculptures, international prints and multiples, photographs as well as posters are our most important business segments in which we have achieved continuing success.

At least two auctions are conducted annually in our premises. Significant works of art of important artists have been auctioned through us and found proud new owners, enhanced collections and institutions. 

The relevance of Germann Auction House is the engagement in art auctions of highest quality, especially in Modern and Contemporary Art. Our strength lies in the experience over the last decades with close relationship to important art collectors and connoisseurs, museums, art dealers and experts -  national and international. Based on this, we have not only kept the importance on the market of Germann Auction House but constantly increased the importance and significance. The results at the auctions and the trust of our satisfied, prestigious and loyal clientele are the proof.

Our longstanding experienced staff members guarantee a very personal relationship with our clients who can rely on high competence and professional expertise. Background and value of each artwork are of prime importance when selling or buying successfully at auctions. We are convinced that our personal contacts and the individual consulting based on quality, trust, respect and know-how are the key factors to our success – no matter if you want to sell art or buy art.

Everybody is invited to sell art or buy art and to participate in our auctions. Depending on our clients' request and ideas our experts appraise the works, if necessary in consultation with international art experts specialized in the objects in question. We value and describe the objects in accordance with the international market standards. The emphasis is on appraisal and clarification of authenticity, clarification of provenance and market analysis for significant art of objects. We are happy to accept entire collections, significant collection groups or individual works of art for sale by auction. A science based, methodological approach to the arts is of particular importance to us. And so is absolute confidentiality. We are pleased accepting your consignments anytime.

Richly illustrated and research based, carefully investigated catalogs are printed in large numbers and distributed to customers all over the world. You are most welcome to order your own copy! All auction lots are also posted on the internet approximately 4 weeks prior to the auctions,  together with the full content of text accessible to a broad clientele around the globe.

With our commitment to the arts and the art market, we enjoy continuous highlights during the efficiently organized auctions.  Before the auctions, all objects are exhibited at our premises for inspection during five days. These exhibitions are free and open to the public.

Collectors, connoisseurs, art dealers and museum representatives from around the world are exited to see the achieved wide collection from international, well known artists and it has attracted many new prospective clients even on smaller budgets. Many significant works of art acquired at our captivating auctions are the new owners' pride and are bringing delight, enthusiasm and are stimulating both the intellect and the senses and are enriching many private and public art collections.

We are pleased to share our passion for the art with you!

Are you interested in our auctions?
Please do not hesitate to order our free "Newsletter" giving you all relevant information on forthcoming auctions and other activities.


Germann Auction House Ltd.   - Your Partner concerning Fine Arts


Germann Auctions House Ltd., Stockerstrasse 38, 8002 Zurich (Switzerland)
Fon +41 44 251 83 58   -   Fax +41 44 261 53 87      art@germannauctions.com  -