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Schloss Jegenstorf

In 1720, the fortress, which was mentioned for the first time in 1175, was transformed into a baroque estate and remained in private hands until 1934. The Museum of Bernese Home Décor from the 17th to 19th centuries shows splendidly furnished interiors and furnishings of bourgeois and patrician households from the area once governed by the ancient City and Republic of Bern. The collection showcases invaluable pieces of furniture from the workshops of cabinetmakers Funk, Äbersold and Hopfengärtner as well as paintings, clocks and tiled ceramic stoves from the 17th to 19th century. Schloss Jegenstorf is also home to the largest collection of Bernese portraits. The secluded park with its pond and fountain is ideal for enjoyable walks, rest and relaxation all year round.

This museum greets you in the following languages: D
- private Führungen nach Terminabsprache
- kurze Einführung zu Gechichte des Schlosses, der Besitzerfamilien, des Museums und des Parks im Parterre (Bild/Text)
- Schlossflyer mit Grundinfos zu Sammlung, Dauerausstellung, Museum, Schloss, Park
- buchbare Kinderrundgänge nach Terminabsprache
Opening 1940

Blick in die aktuelle Sonderausstellung.
Blick in die aktuelle Sonderausstellung.
Die Berner Barockperle in der Grünparkoase.
Die Berner Barockperle in der Grünparkoase.
Das Himmelbettzimmer in der Beletage.
Das Himmelbettzimmer in der Beletage.

Current exhibitions

300 years – 30 objects. Treasures and trouvailles from the collection

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In 1720, the Bernese patrician and imperial count Albrecht
Friedrich von Erlach converted the medieval fortified castle
into an elegant baroque palace. Its 300th anniversary is
celebrated by the Jegenstorf Castle Foundation with several
events and the cabinet exhibition
300 years – 30 objects. Treasures and trouvailles from
the collection selected exhibits take centre stage.

The exhibition is documented in the following languages: D
Guided tours are offered in the following languages: D/F/E
300 years – 30 objects. Treasures and trouvailles from the collection

Truly fantastic! 300 years of the baroque castle

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In 1720, the Bernese patrician and imperial count Albrecht Friedrich von Erlach converted the medieval fortified castle into an elegant baroque palace. Its 300th anniversary is celebrated by the Jegenstorf Castle Foundation with several events and a special exhibition: The castle’s furnished interiors provide the backdrop for the impressive paper sculptures by Belgian artist Isabelle de Borchgrave, evoking stories of past inhabitants and their world.

The exhibition is documented in the following languages: D/F/E
Guided tours are offered in the following languages: D/F/E
Truly fantastic! 300 years of the baroque castle

Truly fantastic! 300 years of the baroque castle

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In 1720, the Bernese patrician Albrecht Friedrich von Erlach converted the medieval fortified castle into an elegant baroque palace. Its 300th anniversary is celebrated by the Jegenstorf Castle Foundation with several events and the special exhibition «Truly fantastic! 300 years of the baroque castle»: The castle’s furnished interiors provide the backdrop for the impressive paper sculptures by Belgian artist Isabelle de Borchgrave, evoking stories of past inhabitants and their world.

The exhibition is documented in the following languages: D/F/E
Guided tours are offered in the following languages: D/F/E
Saaltexte bei allen 13 Stationen in D/F/E, Dialoge (audio) in D
Truly fantastic! 300 years of the baroque castle
  • Regional and local
    Regional and local
  • Art
    Art
  • History
    History

Location of the museum

General-Guisanstrasse 5
3303 Jegenstorf

Location/directions

In weniger als einer Viertelstunde gelangt man mit einem Schnellzug des RBS vom Hauptbahnhof Bern und in 20 Minuten vom Hauptbahnhof Solothurn aus direkt vor die Tore des Schlosses (www.rbs.ch). Autofahrer benützen von Bern her: die Autobahnausfahrt Schönbühl, Landstrasse Richtung Basel von Zürich her: die Autobahnausfahrt Kirchberg, Landstrasse Richtung Bern bis Hindelbank, Abzweigung Jegenstorf

Open

7. Mai bis 24. Okober 2021
Di–Sa 13.30-17.30; So 11-17.30
Pfingstmontag geöffnet
Schloss-Café: Mi-Sa, 14-17, So 13-17

Admission

Erwachsene: CHF 10
Militär, IV, Studierende/Lernende: CHF 8
Kinder (6 bis 16 Jahre): CHF 3
Kinder bis 6 Jahre gratis
Familien (bei 2 zahlenden Erwachsenen): Das dritte (vierte etc.) Kind gratis

Contact

Schloss Jegenstorf
General-Guisanstrasse 5
3303 Jegenstorf
031 761 01 59 Telephone (Schlosswart Kurt Schütz)
031 331 70 49 Telephone (Museumsleiterin Murielle Schlup)
info@schloss-jegenstorf.ch (Schlosswart Kurt Schütz)
http://www.schloss-jegenstorf.ch
  • Member of the Swiss Museums Association.
    Member of the Swiss Museums Association.
  • Museum pass: holders of the Swiss museum pass have free admission.
    Museum pass: holders of the Swiss museum pass have free admission.
  • Parking
    Parking
  • Cafeteria
    Cafeteria
  • Shop
    Shop
  • Extremely children and family-friendly
    Extremely children and family-friendly
  • Partially wheelchair accessible
    Partially wheelchair accessible
  • Very good accessibility with public transport
    Very good accessibility with public transport
  • Museum day: the museum offers a special event on museum day.
    Museum day: the museum offers a special event on museum day.