Oberhofen Castle

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Samuel K
Bern, Switzerland1 contribution
Incredible castle
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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r0landbrunner
Zurich, Switzerland1,644 contributions
beautiful castle and great park
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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Monica S
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Winter Sunday stroll
Dec 2019
We didn't visit the castle itself, but we did make use of the sunny day to go for a stroll around it. We walked from Oberhofen to Thun. It was lovely, the views are stunning (on a sunny day). :-)
Written 15 December 2019
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David H
Zurich, Switzerland92 contributions
Enjoy the garden and ocation
Oct 2019
We walked through Oberhofen as part of a longer walk and really enjoyed the gardens by the lake and strolling round the harbour with the imposing castle nestling right on the lake. One of many little gems around Lake Thun for those willing to explore further than the Jungfrau region.
Written 18 October 2019
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Perry H
San Diego, CA1,823 contributions
Vacation
Oct 2019 • Friends
An absolute must see. Beautiful architecture and beautiful views and surroundings. The rooms are partly furnished and fun to explore. Many hidden doors throughout the castle rooms. Our group really enjoyed this place.
Written 12 October 2019
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Perry H
San Diego, CA1,823 contributions
Vacation
Oct 2019 • Friends
This is absolutely a beautiful Castle set on a beautiful lake. The castle / home is a nice size with many floors and stairs. The rooms have some furniture and decor which adds a lot to the visit. Everyone in our group loved this Castle because of its charm and architecture. This is a must see and great external pictures. Lots of hidden doors throughout the rooms and great for the entire family.
Written 12 October 2019
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Thank you very much for the nice feedback. Then you could also enjoy the wonderful view from the oriental smoking salon at the top? :) Best regards, your team from Oberhofen Castle
Written 14 November 2019
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Doug0071960
Leamington, Canada55 contributions
Not worth it
Sep 2019 • Couples
The setting is remarkable but the "castle" itself really isn't worth the time. We found that most of the rooms were closed to the public and you're left to wander without a guide. I'm sure there is a lot of interesting history but you're left to read vague descriptions/explanations scattered all around. If you have questions about the place, google is your only resource. Save your money and go for a walk into the town instead.
Written 26 September 2019
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Dear Doug0071960 We regret that you could not enjoy your stay in the castle. Our supervisors would have liked to show you where to find information about the castle's history and the former residents. Our special exhibitions are very informative and show you in a playful way how varied life in the castle was. The few rooms that are closed will be restored in the next years and will then be open to the public again. We would be happy to welcome you back so that you can also have a look at the other rooms. Kind regards, your team of Oberhofen Castle
Written 14 November 2019
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Cwjwales
114 contributions
Pretty castle and museum on lake Thun
Sep 2019 • Couples
You arrive here by boat (a short trip from Thun). It is a very pretty castle on the lakeshore. There are lots of displays and information in the castle. Highlights include the servant quarters (with a secret door back into the dining room) and the smoking room at the top of the tower.
You can also walk around the gardens which are very pretty.
Written 16 September 2019
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GoneExpLauren
New York City, NY290 contributions
Awesome Historical Landmark
Jun 2019
Loved our visit to this castle. Ticket purchase gets you entry to the museum (inside the castle) and the grounds, where you can also hop into the lake for a quick dip. The museum was informative and interesting, and not too crowded on a weekday during the summer. I also loved the views outside of the castle, looking at the greenery and the lake.
Written 6 September 2019
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RoadWarrior298
London, UK141 contributions
Wonderful Place! Well worth a visit
Jul 2019 • Family
We were stuck in Geneva on a rainy Sunday, not sure what to do. Decided to drive somewhere, but not sure where? Stumbled across this place - and really glad we did!

We thought the drive would be the highlight and that we would spend half an hour here stretching our legs. But I was wrong!

We spent 2 1/2 hours here and we would have stayed longer if it hadn't been closing time. We all loved it and especially the children

The place has been preserved very well and has been lates out in a way that you really get a feel for life in the castle over the centuries, from the decadent Oriental Smoking Room to the many servants' rooms. The children's miniature toys were also particularly interesting

It was a really well presented and very interesting place. Lots to see!

We spent a really good rainy day there. But I would also gladly go back on a sunny day
Written 29 July 2019
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Wow. Thank you so much for this great feedback! You are always welcome, on sunny and rainy days ;-) Best regards, your team from Oberhofen Castle
Written 30 July 2019
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