Huggler Woodcarving in Brienz



Gain unique insights into traditional woodcarving in Brienz and admire creative figurines

For more than a century, sculptors at the Woodcarving Shop in Brienz have been producing Huggler figurines, which are famous throughout Switzerland. Admire the aesthetic artworks and the sheer variety of traditional and distinctive wood products. The Woodcarving Shop presents numerous artistic exhibitions and a studio where visitors can watch the woodcarvers and painters at work.
To this day, the Woodcarving Shop in Brienz produces the original Swiss nativity scene designed by Hans Huggler-Wyss in 1915. Explore a historically rich past as you marvel at traditional costumed figurines, life-like animals and impressively unique pieces, all featuring the famous Huggler design. Immerse yourself in the world of figurines and watch the woodcarvers and painters at work. Experience at first hand the creation of the original Brienz nativity figurines.

Your highlights at a glance

  • Unique insights into the venerable Huggler Woodcarving Shop
  • Wide range of carved wooden figurines
  • Free tour including visit to the nativity exhibition
  • Guided tours also possible (subject to advance reservation)

To ensure that your trip is perfect in every way, please note

  • Free tours on the main street
  • Check out the wide range of carved figurines
  • Combine your visit with a relaxing stroll around the pretty village of Brienz



General Information

  • Bus stop available

Payment Options

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Getting there
Huggler Holzbildhauerei AG
Hauptstrasse 64
3855 Brienz