The biosphärenpark.haus with its biosphere reserve shop is where you will find numerous products from the Biosphere Reserve Großes Walsertal. The building also house the post office, mini-gastronomy and partly extended biosphere reserve exhibition.
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More than 700 years ago, the "Walser" from the Swiss canton of Valais made their way to an unknown new home. Around 700 years later, they set off again, this time in their heads. The exhibition in the biosphärenpark.haus gives an insight into the topic of the UNESCO Biosphere Park, grants a glimpse of the mountain cheese production and invites you to deal with the topic of renewable energy. The permanent exhibition is supplemented by the special exhibition on 20 years of the biosphere reserve. This gives an overview of the implemented projects and highlights since 1999.
In spring 2020, the exhibition in the biosphärenpark.haus was expanded to include the mountain wood tower and the alchemilla garden. The exhibition elements in the outdoor area are also freely accessible outside of opening times.
Families as well as groups will have an informative journey into the original world of a "Walser" alpine dairy in the "experience dairy" of Biosphere Reserve Großes Walsertal in the biosphärenpark.haus in Sonntag. Here you can see a decades-long manufacturing art, as milk from still really happy cows is turned into a cheese of extra class. With a lot of experience and intuition the diary makes the cheese what it is - the pride of the Walser valley - the Walserstolz.
Under this motto, children and parents spend a little time away from everyday life. Step by step, the Alp diary opens up the Walser diary secrets. All information about the biosphere park is available in the newly designed interactive exhibition.
The biosphärenpark.haus also offers guided tours, including a visit to the biosphere reserve exhibition and dairy shop, where you can buy Walser specialties. Included in the guided tours is a welcome schnapps and a small cheese sample. Appointment inquiries directly in the biosphärenpark.haus.
What does it mean to be UNESCO Biosphere Reserve? And what goes into making mountain cheese? Take a tour of the biosphärenpark.haus with us.
Day: every monday from 11.01. - 29.03.2021
Meeting point 11:00 a.m., biosphärenpark.haus
Duration: approx. 1 h
Participants: 1-10 persons, groups of 10 must book in advance
Costs: € 7,00 per person incl. small cheese tasting and drink; € 5,00 with Walser guest card and StarCard.
No registration necessary, more information:
Do they exist, the original Vorarlberger or even Walser "Käsknöpfle"? There are probably as many recipes as there are cooks. Farmer Elisabeth Hartmann invites you to cook this quickly and easily prepared delicacy together in the kitchen of the biosphärenpark.haus. Enjoy the "Käsknöpfle" for dinner in a cozy atmosphere and take helpful tips with you. In a short tour of the biosphärenpark.haus you will get an insight into cheese production and the subject of the biosphere reserve.
Dates: Friday 29.01. and 19.02.2021, 5 p.m. each time
Location: biosphärenpark.haus, Sonntag
Cost: € 19.90 per person including cheese noodles with salad and a drink, excluding other drinks
Registration: until 2 days in advance by 5 p.m., T +43 5550 20 360 or firstname.lastname@example.org
In the week after Easter, the mountain tea team is a guest at the biosphärenpark.haus. They will show you their treasures from gardens, meadows and the Alps in all their diversity. You will receive good tips on picking, drying or mixing the delicacies. Questions about mountain tea and the project are also happy to be answered. Maundy Thursday tea is given to all visitors and the mountain tea book is available at a special price. Ilga Bickel, Elisabeth Burtscher and Hanno Burtscher look forward to your visit.
Dates: Wed, April 7, 2021, Thu, April 8, 2021, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m., Fri, April 9, 2021, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Note: Wednesday and Thursday tea hike, depending on the weather and vegetation.
Meeting point: 11 a.m. at the biosphärenpark.haus.
Cost: € 8.00 per person
Ilga Bickel, T +43 664 73 90 73 98 or
Elisabeth Burtscher, T +43 664 12 35 517.
On Friday from 2 p.m. “Z Alp” traditional discussion.
“Z‘Alpfohra and Obfohra”, the beginning and end of the alpine summer and the days in between contain many times in which customs play a special role. That is the topic of this round table. The mountain tea days take place at the same time. The mountain tea people enrich the afternoon with Maundy Thursday tea and the variety of tea herbs. Ernst and Othmar recommend themselves as "Jakobisonntigmusig" (traditional music).
Date: Fri, April 9, 2021
Meeting point: 2:30 p.m., biosphärenpark.haus
Speakers: in cooperation with the "Heimatpflegeverein"
Cost: € 8.00 per person
Together with various actors from Großes Walsertal biosphere reserve, the biosphere reserve workshop takes place reguarly. In the winter months there are lectures, roundtables and courses on offer. More information at www.grosseswalsertal.at
Start the day with a rich breakfast and let yourself be pampered with products from the biosphere park in the cozy atmosphere of the biosphärenpark.haus. A real pleasure.
- Bread: Rolls and Schott bread from the "Obergrecht Bakery"
- Dairy butter from the Sonntag-Boden dairy
- Jam from suppliers from the biosphere reserve
- Honey from the beekeepers in the biosphere reserve
- Various cheese and sausage specialties from the biosphere reserve
- homemade Bircher muesli
- Vegetable sticks with homemade herb pots
- hard-boiled egg or breakfast egg from Biohof Bickel
- Juice according to availability and season
- 1 hot drink
Dates: every Friday and Saturday by appointment and for groups of 20 people or more by appointment, 9 a.m.
Registration: up to two days in advance at 5 p.m., T +43 5550 20 360 or email@example.com
Cost: € 14.50 per person including a hot drink
Children accompanied by an adult have breakfast. Children's chair and play area are available. Please indicate the number of children when making your reservation.
Dates: every Friday and Saturday by appointment, 9 a.m.
Registration: up to two days in advance at 5 p.m., T +43 5550 20 360 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Costs: € 7.50 per child including a hot chocolate or tea for children from 2 to 7 years
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