Housed in a medieval paper mill, the museum offers a fascinating atmosphere being a combination of museum and production workshops. It is one of the few museums in Europe to maintain and preserve the historic techniques at an authentic venue.
The sanctuary of Madonna del Sasso in Orselina above Locarno is the most famous place of pilgrimage in the Italian part of Switzerland. It is rooted in the ancient tradition of votive gifts.
The Museum of Textiles and Library in St.Gallen is home to interesting exhibits of historical embroideries and outstanding examples of lace as well as presentations of contemporary textile art.
Its animal diorama display and exhibit of spectacular gigantic crystals qualify the Natural History Museum in Bern as one of Switzerland's most important nature museums.