The oriental smoking salon has been restaured from 2010 till 2012 and is open to the public again. The visitors are invited to sit on the diwans and to enjoy the unique ambience.
On the second floor are the bedrooms of the domestic servants who looked after the aristocratic family in the 19th century. An exhibition conveys the everyday life of servants in an informative and interactive way.
Strolling through the exhibition, one gets a good idea of the Bernese upper class life style from the 16th to 19th Century as many generations lived in the Oberhofen castle. This is apparent in the different rooms displaying diverse styles of furniture from Gothic through Renaissance to Baroque— those of the French kings to Empire style, from Biedermeier to Historism. Oberhofen has become a living museum, a grand historic picture book.
This museum greets you in the following languages: D/E
Thematic cultural asset
Location of the museum3653 Oberhofen am Thunersee
Location/directionsOn the shore of lake Thun By bus no. 21 or 25, departure near the railway station Thun By boat, departure from Thun till Oberhofen (the castle is situated nearby the pier)
OpenMid-may till mid-October
Castle: Tue - Sun, 11 am - 5 pm
Parc: s. www.schlossoberhofen/informations
AdmissionAdults: CHF 10.00
Reduced: CHF 8.00
Children (6 to 16 years old): CHF 2.00
Stiftung Schloss Oberhofen
3653 Oberhofen am Thunersee
033 243 12 35 Telephone (Sekretariat)
033 243 12 55 Telephone (Leitung)
Member of the Swiss Museums Association.
Very children and family-friendly
Partially wheelchair accessible