Art and culture

The Oberaargau Region is known for its design exhibitions. The popular trade fair for design is held every two years, making Langenthal an international venue for design.

Altes Schlachthaus Herzogenbuchsee

"Bar, stage and music" – that's the motto of the Altes Schlachthauses in Herzogenbuchsee, with its culturally diverse range of offerings.

The Altes Schlachthaus has a bar with modern furnishings and a connecting lounge. The lounge can easily be transformed into a room with a stage and can also be rented for private events.

Altes Schlachthaus
Fabrikstrasse 4
3360 Herzogenbuchsee
Tel. +41 (0)78 679 43 23

Chrämerhuus Galerie Langenthal

For over 30 years the Chrämerhuus culture association has presented a diverse cultural program – the only one of its kind in the Oberaargau Region.

The Chrämerhuus presents 70 to 100 events each year in the areas of music, theater, film, visual arts, literature and comedy.

Seit über 30 Jahren präsentiert der Kulturverein Chrämerhuus ein vielfältiges Kulturprogramm, das in seiner Gesamtheit in der Region Oberaargau einzigartig ist.

Kulturzentrum Chraemerhuus
Jurastrasse 12
4900 Langenthal
Tel. +41 (0)62 923 15 50

Colanis Welt, Aarwangen

Luigi Colani's work is inspired by nature, which he considers an exemplary model for design. He makes quite an impression with his unmistakable approach to design.

With a small yet classy exhibit of his private collection, Jürg Bärtschi gives visitors a closer look at the work of Luigi Colani. The exhibit presents select specimens of design and gives visitors the chance to purchase some everyday items.

Colani's Welt Aaarwangen
Eyhalde 18
4912 Aarwangen
Tel. +41 (0) 62 922 63 83

Galerie Kunstgarten, Aarwangen

Since 1992 the Galerie Kunstgarten has organized contemporary art exhibits and has made its facilities and park available to the public.

A sculpture exhibit is held in the park each summer. Besides the pieces on display in the garden, artwork is also displayed in the villa and the smaller gallery house.

The Kunstgarten also may be rented for private events upon request.

Kunstgarten Galerie
Ursprung 14
4912 Aarwangen
Tel. +41 (0)62 922 19 78

Galerie Leuenbrüggli, Langenthal

The gallery opened in 1959 as the "Bilderstube Leuebrüggli" (Leuebrüggli picture parlor) with an exhibit by Swiss painter Ernst Morgenthaler. It has changed location several times since then and has now found a home in the Jurapark.

Each year, 5-6 interesting and worthwhile exhibits are displayed in the gallery's special atmosphere – the light-flooded top floor of Langenthal's Jurapark building.

Information office:
Peter Schütz
Bleichestrasse 25
CH-4900 Langenthal
Tel: +41 (0)62 922 47 51

Peter Käser
Melchnaustrasse 134
CH-4924 Obersteckholz
Tel: +41 (0)62 922 29 60

Galerie Leuebrüggli Geschäftshaus Jurapark Jurastrasse 29 4900 Langenthal

Kornhaus Wiedlisbach

The permanent exhibit at the Kornhaus museum in Wiedlisbach includes specimens of the oldest Swiss faience, manufactured by the famous Langenthal and Matzendorf potteries.

The Kornhaus collection features ceramic, glass, pewter and farm equipment and is considered one of Switzerland's largest. It also holds a special exhibit each year.

4537 Wiedlisbach
Tel. +41 (0)32 636 27 26
Arranged upon request.

Kunsthaus Langenthal

Kunsthaus Langenthal holds four special exhibits each year, picking up on current topics and reflecting on trends in contemporary art.

The Kunsthaus is located in the historic "Choufhüsi" building. The individual exhibits center around Swiss art. Children's workshops are held in connection with each exhibit; and special readings, concerts, performances or podium discussions are also offered, depending on the topic.

Kunsthaus Langenthal
Marktgasse 13
4900 Langenthal
Tel. +41 (0)62 922 60 55
Fax +41 (0)62 922 60 50

Museum Langenthal

In its permanent exhibit covering three floors, Museum Langenthal displays the early linen trade and the history, geography and geology of Langenthal and the Oberaargau Region.

Two annual special exhibits with corresponding supplementary events are dedicated to various topics relevant to the region. The permanent exhibits are only partially available for viewing during the special exhibits.

Museum Langenthal
Bahnhofstrasse 11
4900 Langenthal
Tel. +41 (0)62 922 71 81
Wednesday and Sunday from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Hours during special exhibits:
Wednesday and Sunday from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Stadttheater Langenthal

Operas, musicals, folk performances from other cultures, classical and contemporary theater, comedies – Stadttheater Langenthal brings in a wide variety of acts, thus offering a diverse cultural program.

The official season runs from mid-October through the beginning of May with around 30 total performances. Besides the scheduled guest performances, the theater can also be rented to private event organizers throughout the year for individual performances.

Stadttheater Langenthal is also available as a meeting place for closed events (delegate assemblies, general meetings, company gatherings, association events, etc.).

Stadttheater Langenthal
Jurastrasse 22
4901 Langenthal
Tel. +41 (0)62 916 22 94


Oberaargau Tourismus

Marktgasse 13
4900 Langenthal
Tel. +41 (0) 62 919 19 00

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