Set tables in the attic

History of the Restaurant Burehuus


The original structure of today's renovated Burehuus was built around 1810. However, the first mention can be found as early as the middle of the 18th century.

Several times it was owned by notable Bernese families, before it came into the possession of the Müller family for 55 years (1835 to 1890) and thus also got the nickname Müllergut.

Painting of Restaurant Burehuus

The Burehuus as a former farm

In 1918, it was bought by the Gerber family, who were famous cheese meerchants in Thun. The estate was a working farm until 1984.

Restaurant Burehuus before the renovation from the outside

The Hohmad Park

In 1984, the entire property was purchased by the REHAG brickwork construction company (Mr Hofmann) and the architect Mr Stucki. the subsequent planning and design process took 17 years.

In the end, the Hohmad Park development was approved in a public referendum - which included many conditions. They, and the long and financially exhausting history, made it impossible for the construction company to start building.

Restaurant Burehuus attic

Takeover by the Hauenstein Group

Mr Walter Hauenstein acquired the entire property in 2001. Since then, the Restaurant Burehuus has belonged to Hauenstein Hotelsgroup which operates three hotels and two restaurants around Lake Thun.

Under the leadership of Walter Hauenstein, Hauenstein Immobilien AG (formerly WHI AG) was able to push ahead with the construction work on a large scale and, in parallel, pursue the sale.

The 5 hectare site was built in the usual expeditious manner, with a unique concept that is perfectly adapted to today's way of life.

Walter Hauenstein

The major renovation

The Restaurant Burehuus has been extensively renovated, maintaining the size of the building and the roof as close to the the original building from 1810 as possible.

The restaurant is in the former living room of the residential wing and the rest of the locale is in the former farmhouse.

A great deal of attention to detail was paid in consultation with the preservation of historical monuments.

Restaurant Burehuus under renovation without roof

The Restaurant Burehuus today

The Restaurant Burehuus still remains committed to its history: We offer home-style Swiss food in a rustic, homely ambience.

We source our products from regional suppliers with whom we have long-standing relationships - and are therefore able to vouch for the quality of our food.

All our dishes are prepared with great care and enriched with herbs from our own garden - we look forward to welcoming you soon to our Restaurant Burehuus.

Restaurant Burehuus with set table and old wall clock

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