Langnau im Emmental in Switzerland, from Europe region, is best know for Factory Tours. Discover best things to do in Langnau im Emmental with beautiful photos and great reviews from traveller around the world here!
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4.5 based on 192 reviews
The Kambly Experience in Trubschachen is one of the finest attractions in the Emmental valley. Kambly, Switzerland‘s most popular biscuit brand, has been standing for excellent quality biscuits (cookies) for more than 100 years. Explore the origins of this iconic Swiss brand and discover the secrets of the art of fine biscuit making. Taste over 100 varieties of biscuits at your heart’s content and look over our master confectioners‘ shoulders at the Demonstration Confectionary. Join the founder of the company in his first bakery, which was reconstructed true to the original and watch him bake Bretzeli according to his grandmother's receipe. By prior appointment you can book a baking workshop and bake your own biscuits.
I decided to visit the highlights in Emmental. So I went to the Kambly factory in Trubschachen of course. Before going to Kambly, make the effort to visit the tiny village of Trubschachen : there are beautiful houses, a nice river, sculptures, a ceramic factory, a rope factory... You can easily spend more than 1.5 hours exploring all these places...
From the train strain station to Kamby factory, you have several interesting red panels explaining the story of bread and biscuits. Kambly public entrance is the one of its big shop and "museum". So, DO NOT expect any factory visit! Entrance free but everything is made for you to spend a lot of money!
When entering in it, the first things you will see are the cashiers and the café on the left! So, in "Kambly words" it means "You are welcome to enter and to open your wallet before you expect to see and learn anything from our factory"! Kambly understood everything about business, well done! Isn'it it tipically swiss by the way?!
So, force you to pass through the café or the cashiers and go ahead ignoring them! Better go ahead just in front and after the cashiers. You will find large stalls covered with biscuits. Though they are all there for you to buy them, you can still taste some of them on a "all you can eat" base! That said, try to avoid eating them massively, especially if you intend to hike later in the beautiful Emmental region! So, put the biscuits with discretion in your pockets and eat them later on the pathes! By the way, I was surprised to find delicious salty biscuits filled with dried veggies. I hope, you can taste them.
At the back end of this large room you will finally find a very little exhibition made of pictures and expressing the quality of the biscuits. On the right you will see a red bike : just jump on it for helping you to digest the numerous biscuits you ate for free!!! Cycling will also reward you with beautiful pictures of the Emmental region on the screen in front of your face!
On the back end left of the room there is a small movie with light effects explaining you the story of the firm. But at times you have the feeling that it is just a vulgar advertisement...
If you turn around you wil find the café with... another shop! A little one this time. But commercially very well done again! So, I join the people the way of doing of the firm Kambly. This is NO museum and you will see NOTHING from the factory itself! If you go to Cailler (Nestlé) chocolate factory, you will enjoy a full museum about chocolate and the factory. But you have to pay an entrance fee to see all that.
At Kambly, you will NOT be charged but you will have to enter a big shop pushing you to buy their biscuits and a very little exhibition. That said, it is FREE and so are their biscuit tastings. And this is still somehow a must-see attraction if in Emmental region. So, I can understand the disappointment of the visitors wishing to enter the factory.
4 based on 5 reviews
Medicus Michel Schüppach is a fascinating man. People came from all over Europe to get his advice. In the museum, there is a complete room just for him. Of course not missing is Elisabeth Müller, the author of ‘die 6 Kummerbuben' or 'Theresli' in the Museum. Here you find information about her youth as a pastor’s daughter. In addition, you find many an interesting local custom, tools, clothing, clocks and many more. This is the museum to go to when in the Emmental.
5 based on 4 reviews
Pünktlich zum vereinbarten Zeitpunkt wurden wir von einer gut gelaunten Gastgeberin in Eggiwil begrüsst und mit dem Auto zum Eventatz begleitet. Nach einer kurzen Kaffeepause ging es bereits los und wir wurden professionell durch den Schiessinstruktor ans Tontaubenschiessen herangeführt. Bereits nach kurzer Zeit "flogen die Fetzen" und wir genossen den Nachmittag in wunderschöner Umgebung bei einer abwechslungsreichen Sportart. Herzlichen Dank ans OK-Team, es war grossartig und wir kommen sicher wieder!
4.5 based on 129 reviews
The village of Affoltern im Emmental is nothing itself. From it you can have a good view over the typical Emmental hills around, a nice church and cemetery below and... the cheese factory, the real main and well worth attraction. Try to be there at 4 PM as they "fix" the produced cheese of the day in front of you. Entrance is free of charge in all the buidings except for the guided tours. The boutique has very fine cheeses and other products at reasonable swiss prices.
There is a small exhibition too. But the most interesting thing there is the ancient factory located on the right in a traditional wooden house : do not miss it. There are several organized paid tours if you are in a group.
Therefore I put the Emmental cheese factory in Affoltern im Emmental on the top 3 of the list of Emmental highlights together with Langnau im Emmental regional museum and the traditional houses of the town, as well as the Kambly biscuits factory in Trubschachen.
4.5 based on 40 reviews
The museum investigates the senses and their effect on our feelings or understanding. It is not focussed on hard science, but rather based in the anthroposphy movement and it's investigations. Not only the museum is interesting for parents and children, but the location is fantastic (the museum is part of a complex integrating nature, old persons home, restaurant, conference center) and has a wonderful view to the Berner Oberland. The whole concept fits together well in the philosophy that provides it's foundation.
5 based on 4 reviews
Am at least once every year in Marbachegg / Marbach, the little town just 1:30 hours away from Zurich. Sometimes we stay just a day - sometimes a week.
Well, the place is rather small, only 3 lifts/sections to mention;
2 small lifts, one almost in the flat area, perfect for beginners, one around 3x the size of the small one
Now if you read the commercials about the area, everywhere you read 2 tow lifts, well, that is true but they just next to each other, means, you do not get the extra slopes as in other areas
Now that's the jewel and everyone wants to go; if you're able to drive from the peak to the village; the ride is stunning, while 25-30% are through forest; the total winter wonderland
Did I mention the day pass is something around 30+ for adults and 20+ for kids?
In fact you can get your ticket from your hotel and pay even less (25 adults - 15 kids)
Children/beginner area - day pass is 12 and half day pass is 10 SFr.
3.5 based on 3 reviews
Tipp: Besonders auch gut für Gruppenanlässe. Versuchen Sie Pizza-à-GoGo und spielen sie vor oder auch nach dem Essen eine Minigolf-Tour. Wir hatten viel Spass.
Es hat eine In- und Outdoor Minigolfanlage. Hübsche Ambiente und ein sehr freundlicher Service. Das Essen war gut und das Eis absolute Klasse. Preis-Leistung ist top. Hübscher Garten mit gemütlicher Bestuhlung.
5 based on 4 reviews
I found this Alphorn Factory (workshop, really) online. I emailed the business and got no response. So, we showed up and hoped for the best. (In retrospect, I'm sure that it's because I emailed the company in English). The kind alphorn maker (Mr. Bachmann) had a tour group booked 15 minutes after we arrived, but he showed us his workshop anyway. Mr. Bachmann speaks no English (luckily I speak Dutch so we managed to get to a basic level of understanding), and he gave us a tour of his workshop, told us about the history of his business, his process for creating an alphorn, his family, where he sources his wood and bamboo, and he even let us play an alphorn! A great activity of you can book a tour with an interpreter (if you do not speak German).
4.5 based on 8 reviews
For a quick introduction to the time of the reformation and the persecution of the Anabaptists’, this is the place to go too. Impressive exhibition of their historical venue. Since the Swiss had the year of the Anabaptist, they also created a walking tour for the interested. In wintertime, this is a cold place and you wonder how their prisoners survived in the cold tower of the castle.
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