The alphorn is the Swiss national instrument and symbol of dairy farming. The alphorn is crooked like a fir grown on a hillside it resembles. The wooden mouthpiece facilitates the generation of natural sounds, which are touching and heart-warming. Since 1910, the Swiss Yodeling Association has promoted the alphorn tradition in courses.
The world famous Victorinox Swiss Army Knife has a long and fascinating past. This history is the focus of the newly opened Swiss Knife Valley Visitor Center in Brunnen.
GLATI was founded in the year of 2000 to make accountable the Associations of artisans of the region and their sector, especially concerning the promotion and information according to the Cantonal Law on craft industry of the 18th March 1986 as well as the respect of the convention on the brand "artigia-nato del Ticino" of December 2nd in 1991.