Step back into the 19th century in Bern’s Emmental.
At the charming Gotthelf Märit farmers market, vendors in traditional clothing create a scene of the time when Swiss novelist J. Gotthelf lived.
The many booths and activities, as well as the entertainment program, showcase the Swiss artisan mastership, traditions and folklore.
Curious how everyday life used to be back then? Try your hand in different traditional activities like book binding, forging or lace making. Or have you ever seen someone do laundry without a washing machine?
(Photograph copyright gotthelf-maerit.ch)
Throughout the day, there is a lovely entertainment program – naturally including yodeling, alphorns, Örgeli music and other traditional performances.
And finally, do not miss this chance to get your hands on some delicious crunchy bread, Emmentaler cheese and other local products at the market…
Insider’s tip: Stay at the Hotel Landgasthof Kemmeriboden-Bad
The Invernizzi family runs a gem of a hotel on the other end of the scenic Emmental: Hotel Landgasthof Kemmeriboden-Bad in Schangnau.
After the 19th century farmers market and a leisurely drive through the Emmental valley, nothing feels better than spending a night in a luxury hayloft. You heard right: A boxspring bed surrounded by straw, and a whirlpool in a wooden barrel offer a typically Swiss experience!
She is into travelling, photography, handicrafts and online marketing. She doesn't spend the weekends home, and she will never say "no" to an invitation to go hiking in the mountains.
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