Riffling, retting, breaking, scutching, heckling, spinning, spooling, weaving – the annual flax breaking festival, just like the old days.
Using old tools of the trade, women in traditional dress demonstrate the process of transforming flax into beautiful table cloths, linens and much more.
At the market stands you'll find regional specialties (cheese, braided bread, Schlüfchüechli, Brächete-Brönnts schnapps), plus many traditional products, such as wood items and pottery.
Held the last Wednesday of each September.
Starting at 9:00 a.m.: Brächete and market / coffee shop in the sports hall (Zelgweg 2), food and drink the whole day
Starting at 8:00 p.m.: Food, bar and dancing
Tel: +41 (0)31 710 33 33
Tel. +41 (0)31 710 33 33
Emmental Swiss Wrestling Festival
This traditional festival is held in the Emmental Region once a year (spring/summer). The Swiss national sport combines athleticism with folklore and tradition.
The Napf Marathon is held every fall in the heart of the Emmental. The 42.195 kilometer route leads you through the typical landscape of the Emmental Region.
The route travels along wild and romantic paths, over the rolling hills of the Trub Valley to the landmark Napf Mountain, in part along the Grenzpfad Napfbergland trail.
Tel: +41 (0)78 802 79 44
Tel: +41 (0)34 495 59 06
Every fall, 38 km of cantonal roads near Huttwil/Sumiswald belong to sports enthusiasts who are driven along by their own muscle power.
Whether on a bicycle, on skates or on foot, you'll be delighted by the smooth, hilly landscape and spectacular views, as well as the many culinary and cultural treats along the route of slowUp Emmental–Oberaargau.
Start: Sumiswald - Weier - Häusernmoos - Dürrenroth - Huttwil - Auswil - Rohrbach - Kleindietwil - Ursenbach - Oeschenbach - Mühleweg - Häusernmoos - Weier - Sumiswald