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Landshut-Castle - Swiss Museum of Wildlife and Hunting

The only Swiss Museum of Wildlife and Hunting is found in the moated castle of the Bailiff at Landshut. Dating back to the 17th century this grand building lies 200 m east of the River Emme. Water courses flow through the magnificent landscape park, laid out in the 19th century.
Time stands still here, when admiring rooms with their period furniture and paintings, prominent among them being the still lifes by Albrecht Kauw. Visitors ...

 

Jegenstorf Castle

Major names in Bernese and Swiss history are linked to this castle: von Erlach, von Wattenwyl, von Stürler – and General Henri Guisan, because this was the command post of the Swiss army in 1944/45. Memorial rooms remind us of the dialect author Rudolf von Tavel and the pedagogue and economist, Philipp Emanuel von Fellenberg, who worked all over Europe and founded the Hofwyl Seminary. In 1720, the fortress, which was mentioned for the first ...

 

Oberhofen Castle on the Lake of Thoune

The romantic castle complex and its keep dated around 1200 looks back onto a history of changing owners several times. The Neuchâtel-Prussian family of counts called de Pourtalès bought the castle in 1884 and altered the complex into a summer residence, giving the castle the look it has today. Since 1954 the museum has been established inside the castle showing the history of its past inhabitants. The Oriental Smoking Room at the top oft ...