The visit of the model of the city of Fribourg reproduced according to Martin Martini's engraving of 1606 will be open to the public spring 2020.
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!
Located in the Wekhof, which was built in 1555, Espace 1606 is an adventure, a unique and enriching visit where it is possible to immerse yourself in Friburg'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 building was once used as a construction workshop for boats. It was destroyed by the fire and renovated in 2018 to house the Espace 1606, an exhibition space, a multi-purpose hall and an after-school reception area.