Groups & schools

Group tour through the Gotthelf Centre in Lützelflüh

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

Let us tell you anecdotes and details about the life of the novelist, the man and the preacher Jeremias Gotthelf during a tour through the rooms of the centre. Passion and enthusiasm are clearly noticeable here. 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!

Opening hours Today (Tuesday) open

Group tours

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

Museum season

1 April to 31 November 2019
1 November 2019 to 31 March 20120 closed (tours for groups available throughout the year)

Mon           closed
Tue–Sun    13.30–17.00 hours

Public holiday opening hours

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

Subject to change without prior notice


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 below).

Individual admission prices at the group rate

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

Individual admission prices

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


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


Group tours

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.

Special exhibition 2016 – 2018

Everything about Gotthelf’s novella “The Black Spider”. The special exhibition will continue until approx. late January 2019.

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