Special exhibition of the foundation HAM during the celebrations 200 years Waffenplatz Thun

The “decent eatery” in Thun – 200 years weapon field

August 1819 to August 2019 – a journey through time with the HAM foundation

Why did the Diet in August 1818 decide to select the city and region of Thun as a “decent place” for the Swiss central school? What were the consequences of the exercise camp for further urban development in Thun in 1842? These are two of the questions answered by the exhibition of the Historical Material of the Swiss Army in the Military Barracks II. Divided into eight periods, we also present to the visitor the development of the Swiss Army and its equipment from 1819 until today. In doing so, we place a special focus on the equipment of those troops which were of particular importance for the Thun battlefield.

The exhibition is open for group visits. Registration