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Industry of the Zurich Oberland.

Industrie im Zürcher Oberland


Route description

We start at Bäretswil station. Soon we have the choice either to further follow the industrial heritage trail or to take the hiking trail over the Greifenberg. Both options will lead to Hinterburg and the Freihof restaurant. Those who hike over the Greifenberg, will find the remains of a castle. However, there is not much to see any more; nevertheless, children might be inspired to play knights.

Historical location

At Hinterburg we follow the Wissen creek to Neuthal where the industrial ensemble is located that features the spinning and weave machine museum – a contemporary witness of the innovation and the inventive talent of our ancestors who have led the Zurich Oberland to prosperity. Not only machines that have been saved from the junk yard, also endangered animals have found a new home here: the bat species «greater mouse-eared bat» and «brown long-eared bat». The beautiful fire place with a good view of the railroad bridge has been named after these rare animals.

Regional specialities
Instead of having a picnic, enjoy a delicious meal at the wildi bistro-shed at Neuthal station. From here it is not far anymore to Bauma, where we take the steam train back to Bäretswil. Before you leave, witness the art of hand weaving at the Heimatwerk and make a detour to the Voland confectionery that offers Baumerfladen, a traditional filled ginger bread, and other sweet delicacies.

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Experiences on the way.

Wasserkraft und Arbeit

Industrial Ensemble.

The visitor experiences how water power was used via turbines and hears about the consequences of the change from home work to factory work. Industrial Ensemble
Industrie-Ensemble Neuthal
Engelsteinstrasse 29
8344 Bäretswil
Tel. +41 52 386 35 06
info@industrie-ensemble.ch
www.industrieensemble.ch
Museums-Spinnerei Neuthal

Spinning Mill Museum.

An experienced guide demonstrates the spinning process from "cotton fibre to yarn" at this unique museum. Spinning Mill Museum
Museums-Spinnerei Neuthal
8344 Bäretswil
Tel. +41 52 386 35 06
msn@museums-spinnerei.ch
www.museums-spinnerei.ch
wildi bistro-shed

wildi bistro-shed.

We are a small family-run business and have set up our cosy bistro with 30 seats at the freight shed of the former Uerikon-Bauma railroad line (UeBB). wildi bistro-shed
wildi bistro-schuppe
Station Neuthal
Mülichram 1
8344 Bäretswil
Tel. +41 44 939 19 19
info@bistro-schuppe.ch
www.bistro-schuppe.ch
Restaurant Freihof Bäretswil

Freihof Hinterburg Restaurant.

Our family-run restaurant is child-friendly, has a playground and a garden terrace. Freihof Hinterburg Restaurant
Restaurant Freihof Hinterburg
Rüeggenthalstrasse 12
8344 Bäretswil
Tel. +41 44 939 11 82
Industriekultur Neuthal

Industrial Culture Neuthal, Weaving Machine Collection.

You are able to witness 136 years of weaving history at our weaving machine collection. Industrial Culture Neuthal, Weaving Machine Collection
Webmaschinen-Sammlung Neuthal
8344 Bäretswil
Tel. +41 52 386 35 06
rws@webmaschinen-sammlung.ch
www.webmaschinen-sammlung.ch
Handmaschinenstickerei

Hand Machine Embroideries.

Find out more about the hundred year old history of hand machine embroideries and experience how colourful patterns are brought upon fabric. Hand Machine Embroideries
Handmaschinenstickerei Neuthal
8344 Bäretswil
Tel. +41 44 932 65 59
Tel. +41 77 403 80 14
info@handmaschinenstickerei.ch
www.handmaschinenstickerei-neuthal.ch
Steam Train Association Zurich Oberland

Steam Train Association Zurich Oberland.

Travel between Bauma, Bäretswil and Hinwil as your great-grandparents did. Steam Train Association Zurich Oberland
Dampfbahn-Verein Zürcher Oberland

8494 Bauma
Tel. +41 52 386 17 71
info@dvzo.ch
www.dvzo.ch

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