Schweizer Holzbildhauerei Museum Brienz Holz Kunst Erlebnis

Museum

Schweizer Holzbildhauerei Museum Brienz Holz Kunst Erlebnis

Exhibits & Events

Schweizer Holzbildhauerei Museum Brienz Holz Kunst Erlebnis

Wood & Woodcarving

About the museum:

The Swiss Woodcarving Museum is located in the heart of Brienz. It is the heart and soul of the woodcarving village, the national centre for woodcarving. Meet the faces and stories of fascinating works and inspiring artists. Ideal for group events, company outings, family programmes and real quality time.

Wood is real . Wood is alive . Wood feels like home .

Contact

Schweizer Holzbildhauerei Museum
Hauptstrasse 111
Postfach 592
CH-3855 Brienz

+41 33 952 13 17

Opening Hours

04.05 – 31.05.2024
We – Su: 13.30 – 17.00 h
01.06. – 30.09.2024
We – Su: 10.30 – 17.00 h
01.10 – 27.10.2024
We – Su: 13.30 – 17.00 h

Admission Fees

Adults: CHF 8.00
Children: free
Tours for groups: CHF 50.00, flat rate, plus admission CHF 8.00 per person

News & Inspiration

How does a piece of wood become a work of art? Which thoughts lead to which figures? Cherry, oak or olive? How does the next generation work? Where are forgotten wood sculpture gems hidden? Why do the most important aspects of wood sculpture come together in Brienz?

Whether as a family, with friends or work colleagues – carving a wooden cow yourself is great fun! Book our special programme, accompanied by a professional wood carver, carve your own cow and r...

Whether it’s the special exhibition “CHALET”, the new discovery workshop, the store or a coffee in the bistro, plus the comprehensive collection exhibition with masterpieces and surp...

Does a QR code work when it is carved into wood? The local artist Alice Gafner investigated this exciting question and can happily say: yes, it works! Her profession is carving a subject into a wooden...

Time and again, the museum foundation receives valuable donations – thank you very much! Just recently, for example, the ‘Freezing Girl’, a moving sculpture created by Carl Binder at the beg...

What fascinates visitors from all over the world, especially here in the Bernese Oberland, are the villages and their beautiful houses. The chalets, some of which are richly decorated, go straight to ...

Saturday, 4 May, 4.00 pm is the big moment – vernissage and season opening 2024 of our museum! With new highlights in the collection exhibition and the brand new special exhibition 2024 “C...

Lime, oak and walnut – three magnificent tree species that not only adorn our forests, but are also ideal for wood sculpting. What colour is their wood, what does it smell like? What do the leav...

Whether you are a talented craftsman or simply open to a new experience – even cow carving is great fun! It brings colleagues together. With travel companions it’s unforgettable and with f...

The Foundation is the body responsible for the Swiss National Museum of Woodcarving. It can count on the support of the Canton of Berne’s cultural promotion programme, but is still dependent on ...

The museum will be even more suitable for a school trip next summer! Get to know the element of wood in its most beautiful form, immerse yourself in the theme of chalets, explore the discovery worksho...

We wish you happy Easter days with your loved ones, good luck with the egg hunt and time to enjoy the first signs of spring …...

Preparations for the new 2024 museum season are in full swing. The collection exhibition is being fine-tuned, the new special exhibition on “Chalets to take away” is being integrated, the ...

Three trees that are native to our forests. Native wood that is ideal for wood sculpting. Have you seen how different the wood colours are? It’s also fascinating how the scent differs and every ...

Soon we will be able to tell you exciting news … From the new season, the museum will be even more interactive, even more exciting and especially for families, children and the curious … D...

The word chalet comes from the Latin cala (sheltered place) and was used in the past to mean a mountain hut, a shelter for people and animals in the mountains. This explains quite well why you quickly...

Wood carving is also one of the oldest and most important crafts in China and is widespread throughout the country. Especially on furniture and buildings, wood carving has become a strong expression o...

These are not only common surnames in the carving village of Brienz, they are also the very early great masters of woodcarving in Brienz: Christian Fischer senior (1789-1848), Johann Huggler-Huggler &...

The museum is not only located in the historic buildings of the Jobin manufactory, the traditional woodcarving company in Brienz. The dedicated staff give the museum heart and soul, they take care of ...

Not only during the museum season from May to October, but all year round, we offer attractive programmes for events and groups of all kinds. With a guided tour, aperitif and cow carving, the team can...

Would you like to create something of your own out of wood? Maybe you’re not quite ready for that gorgeous wardrobe bear yet, but there are wonderful tutorials (learning videos) on YouTube that ...

Children love warm materials like wood! … and gems like a wooden train set, a funny duck on wheels or simple building blocks that become works of art – wooden toys are brilliant! We wish e...

We are tracing the success story of the popular souvenir and presenting exciting new insights into a phenomenon of the Alpine landscape next summer. Get to know this global export from a new perspecti...

This rare profession is taught at the School of Woodcarving in Brienz. What would the finest wines be without the famous wooden barrels? These and other important wooden vessels for viticulture and ag...

Whether they are simple wooden angels or marvellous nativity figures, old or modern, wood carvings bring the most beautiful atmosphere to the Christmas season. They also make excellent gifts for loved...

Dedicated people who are committed to the preservation, maintenance and further development of woodcarving. Building bridges, bringing people together and, above all, safeguarding the most beautiful w...

1893 . Chicago USA . World Exhibition . Brienz wood sculptors exhibited. Just imagine how arduous the journey from Brienz to Chicago must have been back then. And with a richly carved buffet from the ...

It’s not just Brienz that is flourishing with woodcarving, the art of woodcarving is also fascinating on other continents … like the first woodcarving trail in Australia with fascinating f...

There is no sleeping at all in the Swiss Woodcarving Museum! Even if our museum does not open daily during the cooler season, we are always happy to welcome groups on request … and we use the so...

From now until next spring, our museum will only be open for group events on request. We would like to thank all our visitors from Switzerland and all over the world – it was so nice to be able ...

“Out of the workshop – into the Cube” – this is the motto of the special exhibition 2023, which will now come to an end next Sunday … soon it will be “all back to t...

On Sunday 29 October, the museum will open its doors to you for the last time this year! Enjoy the funny characters and works of art, the bears, the wonderful wooden chalets, the dog on chilli and the...

The museum, the artists, from the symposium, to the school(s), also village scenes – the short film gives an all-round insight into the colourful world of wood sculpture in Brienz – from o...

Everywhere in the Bernese Oberland there are wonderful chalets, the typical wooden houses with many exciting details on their façades. They characterise villages and landscapes, and in museums they a...

We are also here for you in the colourful autumn! Until 31 October, we will be opening the museum doors daily from Wednesday to Sunday from 13.30 – 17.00 … come and visit us – we loo...

Wood carving art works can also be marveled at in the beautiful premises of the traditional Grand Hotel Giessbach! In a permanent partial exhibition, the work is presented with different styles …...