Oberhofen Castle
Oberhofen Castle
4.5
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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This romantic castle lies directly on Lake Thun in the midst of a beautiful park. Within its main building, is a museum telling the story of the former owners. A tour of the kitchen and servants' quarters reveals how the castle lords and servants lived during the 19th century. The oriental smoking parlour high up within the tower offers a truly spectacular view. With its historic ambience, Oberhofen Castle provides a stylish setting for private events. Allow yourself to be enchanted and inspired by the magic of past centuries!
Duration: 2-3 hours
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irenevff
Bulacan Province, Philippines5,338 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Friends
we wanted to explore this castle more but time constraints prevented us from doing so.

just to get a glimpse of the castle from afar is already worth the long journey. not to mention the lake that reflects its facade. the effect creates an excitement that sizzles as you approach the place.

i will spend more time to create more wonderful moments the next chance i get to visit this enchanting place.
Written 23 November 2023
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Sandra K.
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
The exhibition was amazing for children and adults with so many cute details to explore. Would highly recommend!
Written 4 October 2023
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Boris M
428 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
A castle whose image can be found on many puzzles. A very beautiful castle, partly on the water, and the surrounding gardens are also very beautiful. It's a shame that they built a glass cafe in the center of the castle, which does not fit the visual identity of the castle at all.
Written 26 July 2023
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Rachel W
28 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
Great spot to sit and see the lake and mountains! Love bring friends and family here. The castle is beautiful and very well maintained.
Gardens make a beautiful walk with loads of different flowers and trees. Information signs are beside several of the large trees, giving you some facts about the trees in both English and German.
Gardens lead to a lovely green area with steps providing access to the lake, great spot to sit and picnic.
Written 31 October 2022
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JrnyJunkie
Cleveland, OH954 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
We had a private tour here, before the castle opened for the day. The guide was very knowledgeable; had been employed there for over 25 years. This is a very lovely castle at a great location. The gardens are lovely as well.
Written 21 August 2022
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Dan R
Herzliya, Israel647 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
The castle at Oberhofen, as viewed from the lake, is one of the most famous and iconic images of Switzerland. The visit a little bit disappointed us. There is still an interesting story to tell, about the castle built in the 12th century, renovated many times, acquired by a noble family by the middle of the 19th century, and becoming state property in the 20th century. The museum now mixes the history of the place and exhibits about decoration and life style in the castle. Not everything is at the same level of interest, and it looks like the place is on some kind of transition from a historical design museum to a 'life in the castle' museum.Also. some of the audio explanations (like the ones about the lives of the servants) are in German only.
Written 28 June 2022
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Jézael F
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Couples
It was amazing (inside and outside). We walked around the beautiful park with its sequoia trees. Very romantic. Then we visited the castle. We were pleased. Very nice visit and amazing view from the castle on the lac. It's worth a visit.
Written 9 June 2022
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CPaM68
Texas678 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2020
We were staying at a vacation rental in Grindelwald and as a day-trip had planned to take the cruise on Lake Thun that stops at several of the attractions. Even though we missed the boat out of Interlaken, we had a great time driving the beautiful shoreline and were able to stop at multiple sites, including Oberhofen Castle. The castle was originally built in the 13th century and then rebuilt in the Romantic style in the mid-1800s. Ironically one of the owners of the castle was Walter IV von Eschenbach, who was assassinated along with King Albert I (King of Germany) in 1308. Since 1954, the castle has served as a museum. Highlights included the servant quarters (restored bedrooms) with secret doors leading into the dining room, library, and Oriental/Turkish smoking room. The Turkish smoking room was based on similar rooms from wealthy homes in Cairo and added onto the castle in 1855 by Count Albert de Pourtalè (owner at the time) who had spent several years in Istanbul as a Prussian diplomat. The gardens, which are very beautiful, offer spectacular views of Lake Thun and the mountains on the other side of the lake. My nine-year-old granddaughter also enjoyed the small playground just outside the entrance to the castle and an interactive search-game helped keep her attentive and interested in the interior castle exhibits. We toured the castle mid-afternoon on a weekday, and it wasn’t very busy. If it were busy, I could see finding a place to park being a problem. Information about the castle exhibits is posted in English.
Written 5 October 2021
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Samuel K
Bern, Switzerland1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
Absolutely beautiful place! The castle is stunning, as well as the location. The exhibits in the muesum are well prepared and informative. Go for a drink in the restaurant or on the nearby pier after the visit!
Written 5 August 2021
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Roland B
Zurich, Switzerland1,802 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2020
a very nice setting, just on the waterfront of the lake, and an impressive construction with a beautiful park around. definitely a must when visiting the region.
Written 23 May 2020
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