Trauffer World of Experiences

Trauffer World of Experiences – have fun exploring the art of woodcarving

  • Hofstetten bei Brienz

Discover the history and traditional craftsmanship behind Trauffer wooden toys

The Trauffer World of Experiences in Hofstetten reveals the traditions of this handicraft. Individual tours invite you to discover woodcarving in a new way. Are you "cow-rageous" enough? If so, join a woodcarving course to learn the craft for yourself.

Big things await in little Hofstetten. As you enter the village, you are greeted by the world’s largest wooden Trauffer cow. Learn fascinating facts on the tour. Carve your own Trauffer cow or choose from an impressive range of products in the Trauffer shop. For the little ones, the open-air playground is the biggest highlight. Elsewhere, Rosa's bakery and bistro serves home-made specialities. For true gourmets, Alfred's Restaurant is a favourite for lovers of meat and Swiss cuisine. After a long and exciting day, a warm welcome awaits at the uniquely refined Bretterhotel.

Your highlights at a glance

  • Insights into the traditional craft and the history of woodcarving
  • Carve your own wooden cow (from the age of 12, not included in the admission fee)
  • Paint your own cow - also suitable for small children (not included in admission)
  • Open daily; offers a rewarding experience even in poor weather
  • Savour home-made specialities
  • Suitable for groups and families

To ensure that your trip is perfect in every way

  • Group tours require advance reservation
  • Restaurant and picnic area available
  • Combine your excursion with a visit to the Ballenberg Swiss Open-Air Museum next door

Personal tip
"My kids enjoyed the tour of discovery. Our family room at the Bretterhotel came with a slide, which was a big hit, and the côte de boeuf at Alfred's Restaurant was absolutely delicious!"

Trauffer Switzerland

Holzkuhplatz 1

3858 Hofstetten bei Brienz


Phone: +41 33 952 15 00


Website: www.trauffer.ch

General information

WeekdayTime of day
09:00 bis 18:00
General Information
  • Bus stop available
  • Bad Weather Offer
  • Suitable for any weather
  • for Groups
  • for Class
  • for familys
  • for individual guests
  • Pet allowed
  • Suitable for the Elderly
  • for Children of all Ages
  • Suitable for Pushchair
  • for Children of the age of 0-3
  • for Children of the age of 3-6
  • for Children of the age of 6-10
  • for Children of the age of 10 upwards
Payment Options
  • American Express
  • Cash
  • Debit Card
  • contactless payment
  • Mastercard
  • Twint
Other Furnishing/Equipment
  • Children's Playground (outdoors)
  • Toilet
  • Baby Change
  • Handicapped accessible WC
  • Barrier-free access
Accessibility / Arrival
  • Parking available
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