The special exhibition of the Foundation HAM as part of the celebrations of 200 years of the Thun military training area.

The “convenient location” in Thun – 200 years of the Military Training Area.

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

Why did the Federal Diet decide in August 1818 to select the city and region of Thun as a “convenient location” for the federal military central school? What consequences did the training camp held in Thun in 1842 have for further urban development? These are two of the questions answered by the exhibition of the Swiss Army Historic Military Equipment Foundation (HAM) in the Military Barracks II. Divided into eight sections, we show our visitors the development of the Swiss Army and its equipment from 1819 to the present day. A special focus is put on the equipment of those troops that were of particular importance for the Thun military training aerea.

We are looking forward to your visit