The Espace 1606 is a space dedicated to the history of Fribourg, with a 3D representation of the city of Fribourg according to the Martini map dating from 1606.
The 52 m2 model faithfully reproduces the architecture and topography of the city of Fribourg in the 17th century. Every detail has been meticulously worked out. Gothic houses, towers, gardens and ramparts are depicted to allow visitors to immerse themselves in the Fribourg of the past time. In order to combine modernity with the history of the city, multimedia and interactive media will let the visitors experience this period in total immersion.
A visit to the Espace 1606 is a unique and enriching experience where you will immerse yourself in Fribourg's past using today's most advanced techniques.
Beyond its didactic role, L'Espace 1606 is the result of a long term work to highlight the indisputable historical and socio-cultural heritage of Fribourg's still visible in the magnificent Old Town of Fribourg. The work, built by unemployed people from Fribourg, was developed thanks to the efforts of the Werkhof-Frima association.
A short history:
The Werkhof was built in 1555 by the weaving family Weber family and first served as a weaving mill, later the Werkhof was used for various activities over decades. It was destroyed by the fire and renovated in 2018 to house an exhibition space, a multi-purpose hall, an after-school reception area and the Espace 1606.
|Children 6-16 /AVS/Students||6.- CHF|
|Adults groups (from 10 people)||8.- CHF|
|Children 6-16 / AVS/Students groups (from 10 people)||5.- CHF|
|Fribourg City Card||Free|
Open every day
Opening of the reception : 1:30 pm to 5 pm
Sessions : 2pm / 3pm / 4pm
Espace 1606 will be closed from April 24 to May 17, 2023 due to construction.
French with German and English subtitles, audio translators are available in German, English and French (hard of hearing person)
Duration of the visit : 50 minutes
Limits: each session is limited to a maximum of 40 people
Mornings and evenings: possible on reservation (private visits) with Fribourg Tourism
Access by public transport: Bus TPF n° 4, stop Karrweg
60% discount with the Caritas Culture Card
20% discount for members of Banque Raiffeisen Fribourg-Ouest