Hot craftsmanship

Hot craftsmanship

Handicraft Factories – He is as keen as mustard on his profession: René Burri 's original glass art, which ranges from pretty accessories to practical products for everyday use, is celebrated the world over....more

Thurnheer Coopery

Thurnheer Coopery

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Dulcimer / Hackbrett

Dulcimer / Hackbrett

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Slate factory

Slate factory

Handicraft Factories – A unique piece of Glarus industrial...more

Hot craftsmanship

Handicraft Factories – He is as keen as mustard on his profession: René Burri 's original glass art, which ranges from pretty accessories to practical products for everyday use, is celebrated the world over. His guided tours through his workshop in Wila delight not only insiders and connoisseurs, but all those who like to try their hand at this art. You can blow your own glass for the aperitif at the end of the tour. It may not turn out to be a work of art, but it certainly will provide a lot of fun for all participants.

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Thurnheer Coopery

Handicraft Factories

Centuries-old craftsmanship can be seen in the coopery. The cooper Martin Thurnheer demonstrates how an oak wood barrel is made by hand and gives information about Swiss wooden crafts.

Thurnheer Coopery
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Dulcimer / Hackbrett

Handicraft Factories

Dulcimer / Hackbrett
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Slate factory

Handicraft Factories – A unique piece of Glarus industrial history. In this factory, founded in 1898, they mainly used to make school writing slates, involving over 30 different processes, and later score boards for card games and other souvenirs. Here, in the only working slate factory in Switzerland, the slate dust, sawdust and smell of lime are combined with the latest educational approach to museums (group guided tours only, by arrangement).

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