Lake Thun: Castles Splendid castles set in beautiful parkland are characteristic of the Lake Thun region. The Lords of these castles picked out this area especially for its excellent location on Lake Thun and the fantastic views to the Bernese Alps.
The inside of these castles is like a fascinating journey into past times.
Museums pass Lake Thun!
Hünegg Castle Hilterfingen –An Ancient Fairytale Castle
The castle was built between 1861 and 1863 in the historicist style and then largely renovated in 1900 in the art nouveau style. Today the castle is presented as a well cared for stately home with the original furnishings.
Oberhofen Castle on Lake Thun – the Museum of Living in Feudal Times
This romantic castle with beautiful views of the Alps houses an important exhibition of Bernese interior decoration from the 16th to 19th centuries
A Castle from the Middle Ages
Situated on a rocky spur on the lakeside, Spiez Castle and its early Romanesque castle church bear witness to the change from a medieval castle to an impressive patrician residence of the 17th / 18th Century. The castle has a café and beautifully kept grounds and annual exhibitions.
Schloss Thun – the Great Hall as Showpiece of the Castle
The castle was built by the Dukes of Zähringen shortly before 1200. The mighty roof dates from the Bernese period of 1430. Over five floors the historic museum presents the cultural development of the area from around 4000 years. Highlights include the great hall, the archeology, the Heimberg and Thun Majolika ceramics, toys and the military collection from the 19th century.
Schadau Castle Thun in a wonderful English style park
Schadau Castle stands in a wonderful english style park on the south bank of the River Aare. The proud castle is home to the restaurant ’Arts’ and the Swiss Gastronomy Museum. The house was built by banker Denis de Rougement and features both Romantic and New Gothic styles. It has belonged to the city of Thun since 1925.