Knowledge & culture

Gotthelf Centre Lützelflüh

Where Jeremias Gotthelf lived and worked

Find out how Gotthelf lived with his family, where “Uli der Knecht” (Uli the Farmhand) came from, “Die Käserei in der Vehfreude” (The Cheese Factory in the Hamlet), “Anne Bäbi Jowäger”, “The Black Spider” and many others – where he wrote his sermons and letters and discussed and debated with guests. The writer and his era are brought to life. Gotthelf comes alive. You can meet the original here! When you take a group guided tour through all the rooms, led by experts from our museum team, you can look forward to an up-close encounter with the novelist, the man and the preacher who was Jeremias Gotthelf. Passion and enthusiasm are clearly noticeable here.

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    Opening hours Tomorrow Tuesday open


    1 April to 31 October 2020
    1 November 2020 to 31 March 2021 closed (Tours for groups available)

    Mon            Closed
    Tues–Sun    13.30–17.00 hours

    Public holiday opening hours

    Open Easter Monday, Ascension Day and Whit Monday
    Closed on 1 August

    Group tours

    Tours for groups and events for private parties, organisations and companies are available throughout the year subject to advance booking.

    Subject to change without prior notice


    Individual admission prices

    • CHF 10.00 Adults
    • CHF 8.00 Retirees, students (with ID)
    • CHF 4.00 Children aged 7 and older

    Individual admission prices at the group rate

    • CHF 10.00 Adults up to 9 people
    • CHF 8.00 Adults 10 or more people
    • CHF 8.00 Retirees, students (with ID)
    • CHF 4.00 School groups* and children aged 7 and over
    • * per pupil (primary/sec. 1 and 2), vocational schools (up to the age of 20), 1 teacher free

    Group tour

    • CHF 140.00 Basic price for a tour (up to 25 people)
    • CHF 280.00 Basic price for a tour (26-50 people)
    • CHF 420.00 Basic price for a tour (51-75 people)
    • This excludes the admission price at the group rate (see above).


    Free admission

    • Raiffeisen members with a personal Maestro card, Mastercard, Visa card or a Maestro young person's card
    • Swiss Museum Pass holders

    Prices in CHF incl. VAT / Prices and products subject to alteration

    Sonderausstellung «Die Käserei in der Vehfreude»

    Sonderausstellung: «Die Käserei in der Vehfreude»

    Gotthelfs humorvoller Roman von 1850, «Die Käserei in der Vehfreude», eine Dorfgeschichte, gehört zu seinem Spätwerk. Statt ein neues Schulhaus zu bauen, wie es die Regierung verlangt, errichten die Vehfreudiger eine Käserei: Das ist modern und verspricht Reichtum! Gotthelf thematisiert den Einbruch der Moderne, zeigt, wie vor allem die Frauen unter der Käserei leiden, wie sich die Bauern wegen des Kaufs von Kühen verschulden. Und es geht auch um eine berührende Geschichte zweier Liebenden. Tauchen Sie ein in die Welt der Vehfreudiger, in eine Zeit, in der das Käsefieber grassiert – und es den Menschen schwerfällt, mit den neuen Entwicklungen zurecht zu kommen!

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      Group tours

      Group tours

      Discover exciting and surprising things about the life and works of Jeremias Gotthelf from members of the museum team.

      Group tours normally include an introduction to the life and work of Jeremias Gotthelf, a visit to the museum and, if you wish, a sightseeing tour in the nearby area. Tours usually last 1½ hours. Based on experience, it is a good idea to plan at least 2– 2½ hours for your visit.

      Languages: Swiss German, German, French, English.

      Reservation required

      Additional offer

      We can put together an interesting programme for your tour to suit your needs.
      The offer ranges from tours with coffee and cake or drinks to full-day excursions through the Emmental countryside – on foot, by electric bike or by horse and cart. So you can make use of your tour guides’ expert knowledge.

      Getting here – groups

      Book your journey here in a BLS Travel Centre or online using the Group booking order form.

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        Vorstellung des Angebots im Radio Bern 1

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        Das Gotthelf Zentrum erreichen Sie ab Bahnhof Lützelflüh-Goldbach in ca. 9 Minuten zu Fuss.

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