see how design takes shape

With a large number of innovative, world-famous companies,
the Oberaargau region, and Langenthal in particular, occupy a unique place in the design arena.

DESIGNTOUR LANGENTHAL offers you fascinating glimpses into the development and manufacture of design products that have been made here for over 120 years.

Experience for yourself at five factory sites the high standards required for these products and how they are met – thanks to great passion and craftsmanship. From idea to finished design product: discover the wide range of products

in the factory showrooms and appreciate with all your senses the fascinating power that can be unleashed when a wealth of ideas is combined with great craftsmanship.

Come on tour and combine your visit to Langenthal with shopping, a visit to the Kunsthaus art gallery, the museum or theatre, and stay overnight in one of the designer rooms at Hotel Bären or Hotel Auberge.

Choose your tour

The DESIGNTOUR LANGENTHAL can be booked as a day trip or
in combination with accommodation and other activities.

SHOWROOM TOUR (not guided)
Select your own area of interest and go exploring independently. Visit the factory showrooms (Glas Trösch not included) and see the collections, product ranges and information about the design companies.

The SHOWROOM TOUR can be booked Monday to Friday and includes entry to the showrooms, lunch and a bus day ticket.

  • Bus: All the sites can be reached by public transport.
  • Electric bike: Enjoy the wind in your hair.

Please take note of the SHOWROOM opening times.

See how design products are made and developed on this exclusive tour. Join these guided visits as an individual guest and experience at first hand the huge amount of work that goes into a finished product.

  • FACTORY TOUR with guided visits to three factories. Fixed dates. Includes transfer from the meeting point and lunch.
  • FACTORY TOUR light with guided visits to two factories and an excursion. Fixed dates. Transfer from the meeting point and lunch are arranged.