Landshut Castle: the prestigious Museum of Wildlife and Hunting

The only Swiss Museum of Wildlife and Hunting is found in the Canton of Berne in the moated castle of the Bailiff at Landshut. This building dates back to the 17th century and lies 200 m east of the River Emme. Water courses flow through the magnificent park, which was laid out in the 19th century. Time seems to stand still here; one can admire rooms in the castle with their period furniture and pictures, prominent among them being the still lifes by Albrecht Kauw. Visitors experience sheer luxury when they enter the richly panelled Landshut Room with its magnificent sideboard and the lovely ceremonial hall.

The Swiss Museum of Wildlife and Hunting displays the history of hunting and wildlife in Switzerland from the Stone Age to the present day, with the emphasis on hunting weapons, hunting horns, hounds, falconry and decoy birds. – Annually changing special exhibition.

Visitor information

Opening hours

14. Mai – 15. Oktober 2017
Tue – Sa 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Sun 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Mo closed

Adults: CHF 7.-
Collective (20 people and over) and OASI/DI recipients: CHF 6.-
Youths to 16 years: CHF 1.-
Children under 6 years free

Swiss Museum Pass valid
MuseumsPassMusées MPM valid

  • Swiss Museum Pass valid

  • A1 from Basel / Zurich:
    Kriegstetten (No. 40)
    A1 from Berne: Kirchberg (No. 39)

  • Parking spaces available

  • Café

  • Utzenstorf station: S44 from Berne (via Burgdorf) and from Soloth., BLS from Thun and from Solothurn,
    Bätterkinden station: RBS from Berne and from Solothurn.

  • Station Utzenstorf: 10 Gehminuten (Strasse), 20 Gehminuten (Wanderweg) zum Schloss
    Station Bätterkinden: 20 Gehminuten zum Schloss

  • Swiss Hunting Library
    Schlossstr. 21
    Prior notification required
    T/F: 032 665 14 82