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Schloss Oberhofen

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
Opening 1954

Castle of Oberhofen
Castle of Oberhofen
Selamlik, oriental smoking salon
Selamlik, oriental smoking salon
Exhibition
Exhibition "Always at your service" in the servant's quarters

Current exhibitions

Castle rooms and dreams

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Oberhofen Castle was a residence until the mid 20th century. Who were the previous owners? And how did it come about that the former fortress became a summer residence for an aristocratic family? Focused on the previous castle occupants, the exhibition traverses more than 800 years of history. The two parts of the permanent exhibition can be found on the first floor.

The exhibition is documented in the following languages: D/E
Guided tours are offered in the following languages: D/F/E
Castle rooms and dreams

Always at your service

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Ohne Hausangestellte wäre das Leben der Grafenfamilie Pourtalès-Harrach, die im 19. Jahrhundert das Schloss bewohnte, nicht denkbar gewesen. Wer die Räume des bisher nicht zugänglichen Dienstbotentrakts betritt, taucht in eine unbekannte Geschichte ein. Die Ausstellung wirft einen Blick in die Welt der Dienstboten und lässt das Publikum an Situationen teilhaben, die sich in den Gängen und hinter den Türen abgespielt haben. Dauerausstellung im 2. Obergeschoss.

The exhibition is documented in the following languages: D/E
Guided tours are offered in the following languages: D/F/E
Always at your service
  • History
    History
  • Thematic cultural asset
    Thematic cultural asset

Location of the museum

Schloss 4
3653 Oberhofen am Thunersee

Location/directions

On 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)

Open

Mid-may till mid-October
Castle: Tue - Sun, 11 am - 5 pm
Parc: s. www.schlossoberhofen/informations

Admission

Adults: CHF 10.00
Reduced: CHF 8.00
Children (6 to 16 years old): CHF 2.00

Contact

Schloss Oberhofen
Stiftung Schloss Oberhofen
Schloss 4 Postfach 22
3653 Oberhofen am Thunersee
033 243 12 35 Telephone
info@schlossoberhofen.ch
http://www.schlossoberhofen.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
  • Restaurant
    Restaurant
  • Shop
    Shop
  • Very children and family-friendly
    Very children and family-friendly
  • Partially wheelchair accessible
    Partially wheelchair accessible
  • Very good accessibility with public transport
    Very good accessibility with public transport