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Werkhof – Espace 1606

Espace 1606 - Werkhof
Planche-Inférieure 14
1700 Fribourg

+41 26 350 11 11

www.espace1606.ch

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The Espace 1606 is a space dedicated to the history of Fribourg, with a 3D representation of the city of Fribourg according to the Martini map dating from 1606.

The 52 m2 model faithfully reproduces the architecture and topography of the city of Fribourg in the 17th century. Every detail has been meticulously worked out. Gothic houses, towers, gardens and ramparts are depicted to allow visitors to immerse themselves in the Fribourg of the past time. In order to combine modernity with the history of the city, multimedia and interactive media will let the visitors experience this period in total immersion.

A visit to the Espace 1606 is a unique and enriching experience where you will immerse yourself in Fribourg's past using today's most advanced techniques.

Beyond its didactic role, L'Espace 1606 is the result of a long term work to highlight the indisputable historical and socio-cultural heritage of Fribourg's still visible in the magnificent Old Town of Fribourg. The work, built by unemployed people from Fribourg, was developed thanks to the efforts of the Werkhof-Frima association.

A short history:
The Werkhof was built in 1555 by the Werft weaving family and first served as a weaving mill, later the Werkhof was used for various activities over decades. It was destroyed by the fire and renovated in 2018 to house an exhibition space, a multi-purpose hall, an after-school reception area and the Espace 1606.

 

Exceptional closings:
  • 24 Dec 2022-25 Dec 2022 (Holidays)
  • 31 Dec 2022- 1 Jan 2023 (Holidays)

    Rates

    Adults 10.- CHF
    Children 6-16 /AVS/Students 6.- CHF
    Adults groups (from 10 people) 8.- CHF
    Children 6-16 / AVS/Students groups (from 10 people) 5.- CHF
    Fribourg City Card Free

    Reservation

    Fribourg Tourisme et Région
    Place Jean-Tinguely 1
    Case postale 448
    1700 Fribourg

    Open every day

    Opening of the reception : 1:30 pm to 5 pm
    Sessions : 2pm / 3pm / 4pm

    Holiday schedule
    24 / 25 / 31 December and 1st January CLOSED

    Languages :

    French with German and English subtitles, audio translators are available in German, English and French (hard of hearing person)

    Duration of the visit : 50 minutes

    Limits: each session is limited to a maximum of 40 people

    Mornings and evenings: possible on reservation (private visits) with Fribourg Tourism

    Access by public transport: Bus TPF n° 4, stop Karrweg

    60% discount with the Caritas Culture Card

    20% discount for members of Banque Raiffeisen Fribourg-Ouest

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    Espace 1606 - Werkhof
    Planche-Inférieure 14
    1700 Fribourg

    +41 26 350 11 11

    www.espace1606.ch

    Opening hours

    Exceptional closings:
    • 24 Dec 2022-25 Dec 2022 (Holidays)
    • 31 Dec 2022- 1 Jan 2023 (Holidays)

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