In homage to Hansjakob Suter, the legendary curator of Hallwyl Castle in the 1970s, the Kornhaus displays the most important objects from his exhibition on customs and trade in the Seetal.
Cigar-rollers in action
In the Kornhaus, the focus is very much on tobacco and straw production in the Seetal, which experienced its heyday at the end of the 19th century. The fashionable straw hats became famous around the world and even made it all the way to New York. The exhibition also looks at midwinter customs from the village of Hallwil and traditional costumes from the Seetal. Every second Sunday in the month, cigar-rollers can be watched at work making genuine Hallwil "Flor de Hallwyl" cheroots.