The House of Postal History
The "Bote der Urschweiz" wrote on December 28, 2020 in a detailed report about the completely renovated Museum "Bauernhof". In the interview, Kurt Kimmel gives an outlook on the plans for the posthistorical museum:
The Museum "Bauernhof" is ready to move into!
In December 2020, all renovation and restoration work will be completed, and the "Bauernhof" continues to shine in a charming antique, yet new and fresh shine! As soon as we have set up the museum and Covid-19 allows it to open, we will inform you at this point in good time.
The newspaper "Bote der Urschweiz" from December 9th, 2020 writes about the completed renovation of the "Bauernhof" as well as about the plans for the upcoming opening in the coming year:
The interesting and complex renovation work is making good progress. The wooden house on Gotthardstrasse in Goldau, which is worthy of protection, was built in the mid-18th century and has already been rebuilt, expanded and even moved several times in its history. The foundation of the massive natural stone foundation walls had to be assessed beforehand. In addition, the various stages of construction during the renovation had to be taken into account. With the exception of the elevator shaft, all load-bearing components from the ground floor are again provided in wood construction.
Approval from the Arth community building commission
With a letter dated June 26, 2018, the approval for the conversion of the former restaurant "Bauernhof" into a house for postal history was granted: With a large dining room, which can also be used for meetings and seminars, exhibition rooms and office on the 1st floor, an apartment with Balcony on the upper floors, elevator with ground level entrance for the disabled as well as storage rooms in the basement, everything according to our planning documents, which take into account the fire protection regulations and the wishes of the monument protection authority.
Our renovation project was presented in the newspapers "Bote der Urschweiz" from April 30, 2018 and "Rigi Post" from May 3, 2018:
Resolution of the government council of the Canton of Schwyz on December 5, 2017: The listed building is now classified in the KIGBO as a monument of regional instead of local importance.
Souvenir day "Gasthaus Bauernhof", Saturday, July 1, 2017: The historic "Gasthaus Bauernhof" building in Goldau, acquired by the Kimmel Foundation in March 2017, still holds many mementos from the well-known host and former landlord "Seppetoni Niederberger". In order to subject the building to a careful renovation, it is currently being cleared. Interested parties are cordially invited to visit the "Bauernhof" on Saturday, July 1, 2017 between 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. / 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.
March 2017: The well-known "Bauernhof" in Goldau is in new hands. As the new owner, the Kimmel Foundation plans to turn the former restaurant into a national museum. It is supposed to trace the history of the Post and be home to stamp exhibitions.