Castle of Oberhofen
This romantic castle on the shores of Lake Thun has an imposing medieval keep and a picturesque lake tower. It is home to a living museum that portrays feudal Bernese living culture from the 16th to the 19th centuries.
The magnificent park and castle gardens are renowned beyond the country's borders as some of the most beautiful in the Alps. Together with the elegant castle halls, they offer unforgettable moments in a historical setting.
A tour of the museum is also a walk through the history of the previous castle owners and its inhabitants. Some rooms are museum-like, while in others you sense the presence of the former occupants.
The park, like the castle, was conceived and shaped by its owners.
The landscaped park of Oberhofen Castle is an unrivalled paradise that invites you to linger and appreciate it. For children, there’s a play area on the gravel court near the pergola surrounded by linden trees.
Special Surprises for Children
- Dress up: On selected Sundays and during special events, you can dress up as a princess, knight, countess, count or ghost and so discover the castle!
- Mouse trail: In the exhibition “Always at your service”
CHF 10.- per adult
CHF 8.- reduced (AHV, IV, students up to 30 years, groups from 12 guests)
CHF 2.- for children (6 - 16 years)
free of charge for children (0 - 6 years)
CHF 20.- for families (2 adults with up to 4 children until 16 years)
Special exhibition and museum
CHF 15.- per adult
CHF 13.- reduced (AHV, IV, students up to 30 years, groups from 12 guests)
reduced entrance fee
Kulturlegi Kanton Bern and guest cards of the region
free of charge (card must be shown)
Swiss Museum pass, Raiffeisen (Maestro / MasterCard / Visa Card, youth card), Swiss Travel Pass
- Dating back from 1200 AD, this beautiful castle situated directly on the lake of Thun is very picturesque.
- Also has beautiful surrounding gardens, a museumshop and a restaurant.
- Museum: Always at your service, Castle rooms and dreams, oriental smoking room overlooking the lake
- Free access to the castle park
- Entrance in the castle museum and free access to the castle park
- Guided tours only advance booking