In 1657 Michael Beer founded the Au Guild in Au in the Bregenzerwald. Its members designed and constructed about 800 Baroque buildings in Central Europe p to the 1780s. What led to the establishment of the Au Guild in this remote village? Who provided training for the planners and workers? How was the guild organised? How did the village change when the men were away on buildings sites for more than six months a year and the women had to look after themselves at home?
The Museum of Baroque Builders in Au examines these questions.