The art of stoking

Make your boyhood dreams come true as an apprentice fireman on the legendary Brienz–Rothorn mountain railway! Besides learning all about the line and the vintage 1892 locomotives, you can take a look inside the steam engine, be present when the brakes are tested and help stoke the furnace on the... more

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At the old sawmill

The “Säge” in Giswil is one of history’s great survivors. Made entirely of wood, Switzerland’s only water-powered sawmill exudes nostalgia and the... more

At the old sawmill
Crystal clear

Crystal clear

What first spring to mind are vases, elegant glassware, artfully crafted dishes and decorative glass ornaments. Yet glass-blowing is not just an... more

The art of stoking

Make your boyhood dreams come true as an apprentice fireman on the legendary Brienz–Rothorn mountain railway! Besides learning all about the line and the vintage 1892 locomotives, you can take a look inside the steam engine, be present when the brakes are tested and help stoke the furnace on the way up to the top. Plus you return home with a personalized fireman’s certificate.

The art of stoking
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At the old sawmill

The “Säge” in Giswil is one of history’s great survivors. Made entirely of wood, Switzerland’s only water-powered sawmill exudes nostalgia and the romanticism of an age-old craft. You will be amazed at how little water is needed to start the giant wheel turning. And the souvenir piece of wood you get to saw will serve as a permanent reminder of your visit to the “Säge”.

The “Säge” in Giswil is one of history’s great survivors. Made entirely of wood, Switzerland’s only water-powered sawmill exudes nostalgia and the romanticism of an age-old craft.

At the old sawmill
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Crystal clear

What first spring to mind are vases, elegant glassware, artfully crafted dishes and decorative glass ornaments. Yet glass-blowing is not just an art, but a science, too, and has been since the days of alchemy. The distinction is explained in the course of this tour of the Jorat glassworks, when visitors will have a chance to try their hand at glass-blowing.

What first spring to mind are vases, elegant glassware, artfully crafted dishes and decorative glass ornaments.

Crystal clear
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