"Le Pâquier" smithy

Historic documents and parchments in the archives of Le Pâquier confirm it: the village smithy definitely dates from the second half of the 18th century. Like many houses in the village, it burnt down in 1770. Since the 1980s, the smithy has come to life again, thanks to a generous foundation.... more

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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... more

Crystal clear
Cast your own bells

Cast your own bells

A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity! Visitors to the bell foundry in Berger in Bärau can now cast their own bells. The first job is to decorate the... more

"Le Pâquier" smithy

Historic documents and parchments in the archives of Le Pâquier confirm it: the village smithy definitely dates from the second half of the 18th century. Like many houses in the village, it burnt down in 1770. Since the 1980s, the smithy has come to life again, thanks to a generous foundation. There are guided tours and demonstrations of the blacksmith's work (on request).

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.

Cast your own bells

A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity! Visitors to the bell foundry in Berger in Bärau can now cast their own bells. The first job is to decorate the sand moulds, after which guests are taken on a tour of the foundry while the metal is being heated up to 1100 degrees. Once it is molten, the bells are cast and just a short time later can be admired as unique works of craftsmanship.

A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity! Visitors to the bell foundry in Berger in Bärau can now cast their own bells.