Museum Laufental

Regional history told in many ways

The eventful history of the Laufental valley is told in a variety of ways from different perspectives. There’s a fascinating combination of photographs, paintings, prehistoric and Roman excavations as well as fossils.

The Laufental valley is steeped in remarkable history. Different facets of its varied past are on display at Museum Laufental in permanent and special exhibits. It presents items with strong significance to the region over four storeys.

One exhibit, for example, displays an extensive fossil collection from the fossil expert Peter Borer. Another showcases pictures by local photographer Hans Schaltenbrand, while another deals with the topic of archaeology. Finds such as harpoons and spear tips are on display here, as well as a representation of supposedly the “oldest Swiss person”. This skeleton of a woman from the Mesolithic era was found in the area around 80 years ago. The Romans also left behind traces in the Laufental valley: vessels, coins, nails and chariot fixtures. The exhibits are rounded off by oil paintings, sketches and woodcarvings by local artist August Cueni (1883–1966). 

Another speciality of the museum is its own wine, the grapes for which thrive on the sunny slopes of the Laufental valley. The Pinot Noir can be purchased directly from the museum.

Additional information

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Bicycle transport

We’ll gladly transport your bike in the Postbus provided there is sufficient space in the vehicle and other passengers are not disadvantaged. Only a restricted number of e-Bikes can be transported by PostBus.

Wheelchair accessibility

Wheelchair accessibility is guaranteed in the Postbus

Contact details

Address

Museum Laufental
Helye-Platz 2
4242 Laufen
Switzerland

Route timetable

Route Direction Validity
111 Liestal, Bahnhof from 12/13/2020 to 12/11/2021
112 Roggenburg, Neumühle from 12/13/2020 to 12/11/2021
112 Roggenburg, Neumühle from 12/13/2020 to 12/11/2021
113 Mariastein, Klosterplatz from 12/13/2020 to 12/11/2021
114 Liesberg, Riederwald from 12/13/2020 to 12/11/2021
118 Liesberg, Dorfplatz from 12/13/2020 to 12/11/2021
119 Nenzlingen, Dorfplatz from 12/13/2020 to 12/11/2021
119 Nenzlingen, Dorfplatz from 12/13/2020 to 12/11/2021