Local History

Château-d’Oex 2019. Photo/Foto: TES.

Paper cutting in Château-d’Oex

The art of paper cutting is a traditions in Château-d’Oex, in the heart of the Pays-d’Enhaut.

The museum du Vieux Pays-d’Enhaut gathers remarkable masterworks and organises activities and public exhibitions in Château-d’Oex.

Paper cutting was imported from the Orient.  Johann Jakob Hauswirth (1809-1871) and Louis Saugy (1871-1953) introduced this art in the Pays-d’Enhaut. Several of their magnificent artworks are exhibited in the museum..

(further information: www.chateau-doex.ch).