Every Summer, the historic Gotthelf Market attracts plenty of visitors to the village of Sumiswald, not far from Bern. Always on the second Saturday in June, the idyllic little town is hustling and bustling like in Gotthelf’s time. The famous writer lived in the green hills of the Emmental region in the early 19th century. In his socio-critical novels, Jeremias Gotthelf described the challenging life of farming families.
With more than 160 stalls, the Gotthelf Market rekindles the ancient and traditional craftsmanship. Hay threshers, bookbinders, woodturners and schnapps distillers turn Sumiswald into an enchanting fair of yore. Folksy music performances and regional delicacies delight the visitors’ palate and ears.
The Gotthelf Market start at 8:30 a.m. and ends at 5 p.m.
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