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Museen Werdenberg

Experience 800 years of history in a unique architectural setting! The exhibitions presented in the Werdenberg Museums offer audiovisual projections, audio guides and vivid presentations portraying the history of both the ruling classes at the castle and the common folk of the town.
Werdenberg is one of the few surviving medieval timber house villages in Europe. The town is also on Switzerland’s heritage list of townscapes of national importance.
They feature stories from behind castle walls, detailing the rise and fall of counts and bailiffs, the everyday life of knights and the gentry family that took over the castle. The Schlangenhaus Museum in the town is dedicated to the life of the townsfolk of Werdenberg.
Every year, during the international festival Schlossmediale, the castle becomes the magnificent setting for concerts and art exhibitions. From April to October, visitors can choose between a variety of guided tours and attend special events.

This museum greets you in the following languages: D/F/E
Opening 2015

Schloss Werdenberg
(Foto Daniel Ammann)
Schloss Werdenberg (Foto Daniel Ammann)
Turmküche im Schloss Werdenberg
(Foto Daniel Ammann)
Turmküche im Schloss Werdenberg (Foto Daniel Ammann)
Zimmer im Museum Schlangenhaus
(Foto Daniel Ammann)
Zimmer im Museum Schlangenhaus (Foto Daniel Ammann)
  • History
    History
  • Thematic cultural asset
    Thematic cultural asset

Location of the museum

Städtli
9470 Werdenberg

Location/directions

ÖV: Zugfahrt bis Buchs SG. Am Bahnhof Buchs das Postauto/Bus Richtung Grabs/Gams/Wildhaus bis zur 2. Haltestelle (Werdenberg). Fussweg durchs historische Städtchen Werdenberg bis zu den Museen. AUTO: Autobahnausfahrt Buchs SG. Entlang den Schildern Schloss Werdenberg in Richtung Grabs. Beim 2. Kreisverkehr die Ausfahrt Richtung Werdenberg/Buchs St.-Galler-Strasse bis zum Marktplatz/Parkplatz am See. Fussweg entlang des Sees durchs historische Städtchen Werdenberg bis zu den Museen.

Open

1 april – 31 october
Tuesday to Thursday, 11.30 a.m. – 6.00 p.m.
Friday 11.30 a.m. – 20.00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday, 10.00 a.m. – 6.00 p.m.

Admission

Castle and Schlangenhaus
Adults
CHF 12.–
Chidren and youngsters up to 18
CHF 6.–
Families
CHF 24.–
Groups over 12 people (per person)
CHF 10.–

Contact

Museen Werdenberg
Verein Schloss Werdenberg
Städtli 31
9470 Werdenberg
081 599 19 35 Telephone (Geschäftsstelle Verein )
bk@schloss-werdenberg.ch
http://www.schloss-werdenberg.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.
  • Museumslupe: the museum has an entry in the Museumslupe, the digital children's guide for art and culture.
    Museumslupe: the museum has an entry in the Museumslupe, the digital children's guide for art and culture.
  • Cafeteria
    Cafeteria
  • Restaurant
    Restaurant
  • Shop
    Shop
  • Very children and family-friendly
    Very children and family-friendly
  • 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.