Jeremias Gotthelf Centre


Jeremias Gotthelf was the pen name of a pastor and novelist in the Emmental whose depictions of 19th-century country life made him one of Switzerland���s best-loved writers. In his carefully restored former home in L��tzelfl��h, the Gotthelf Centre, which opened in August 2012, beautifully evokes the period.

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The vicarage in L��tzelfluh, where the poet-pastor Jeremias Gotthelf (1797 ��� 1854) wrote his most important works, has been converted into a museum. The Gotthelf Center opened its doors to the public in August 2012. The entire ground floor of the time-honored, stately building (built in 1655) has been transformed into a permanent exhibition space dedicated to Gotthelf���s life and oeuvre. The sponsor of the new Center views the transformed building as a place of inspiration that should elicit curiosity in the visitor. The Center should also enable the visitor to learn about the many facets of Gotthelf���s life and work. For example, Gotthelf���s phenomenal output as a writer is presented in his reconstructed study.

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