Bernese castles are much more than mildly interesting digressions into central European history. Situated in unique locations, they will inspire you with delightful moments drawn from their various heritages. Experience their gripping past at first hand during your visit.
Schloss Thun, Thun

Thun Castle with its characteristic four white towers is easily recognisable from afar. The recently renovated "museum castle" has towered above the city since the 12th century and offers magnificent views across Lake Thun and the mountains. A visit to the Great Hall and the exhibition can be combined to perfection with an overnight stay in one of the modern rooms of the Schlossberg Boutique Hotel.

Thun Castle
Schloss Schadau, Thun

With its neo-Gothic stylistic details, Schadau Castle is considered one of the most architecturally significant castles in Switzerland. Built in 1846, it occupies the middle of Schadaupark and directly borders the shores of Lake Thun. The spiral staircase inside this heritage-listed castle is particularly graceful and an overnight stay, complete with a superb view of the mountains, will always remain in fond remembrance.

Schadau Castle

Oberhofen Castle

Oberhofen am Thunersee
Schloss Oberhofen, Oberhofen am Thunersee

Oberhofen Castle with its pretty lake tower sits right on the shores of Lake Thun. The picturesque castle complex, complete with a keep constructed in around 1200, houses a museum within its walls which focuses on the lives of its former residents. A walk through the castle’s parkland and the top of the tower – where a smoking parlour invites you to linger – are best for admiring the magnificent views.

Oberhofen Castle

Hünegg Castle

Schloss Hünegg, Hilterfingen

Surrounded by enchanting parkland, Hünegg Castle has been keeping watch over beautiful Lake Thun with its enduring charm since 1900. The true-to-original furnishings in the museum contribute to an authentic castle experience, while the castle cellar and pavilion can be booked for functions and cultural events. The terrace and the castle café invite you to enjoy the superb views.

Hünegg Castle
Schloss Spiez, Spiez

Historic Spiez Castle can be found in the oft-quoted 'most beautiful bay in Europe', in the middle of picturesque Lake Thun. Surrounded by terraced grapevines, the castle fascinates on account of its 1300-year-old history and its own museum that occupies historical exhibition rooms. Breathtaking panoramic views across the lake and to the Bernese Oberland Alps await you at the top of the castle tower.

Spiez Castle
Hotel Schloss Gerzensee, Gerzensee

The Hotel Schloss Gerzensee, the "Pearl of Bernerland", lies only a few kilometres from Bern in an idyllic setting alongside the hotel's own lake. Offering magnificent views across its lake waters and to the Bernese Alps, this former country estate dating from 1700 entices visitors to relax and swim. The hotel complex offers you a selection of ideally-suited rooms for celebrations, weddings, seminars and team events.

Hotel Schloss Gerzensee
Jugendherberge Schloss Burgdorf
© Stadtmarketing Burgdorf

A landmark for over 800 years and a destination guaranteeing great experiences for all visitors since the summer of 2020: Having just undergone extensive renovations, Burgdorf Castle is now also an event venue with its own restaurant and a youth hostel, besides being a historical monument and museum. Allow yourself to become inspired and be delighted in a truly historical setting.

Burgdorf Castle

Hünigen Castle

Schloss Hünigen, Konolfingen

Situated directly alongside a brook, this boutique castle hotel invites you to enjoy yourself and celebrate life. Already mentioned in historical records dating from the 12th century, this renovated building with its 49 comfortable and stylishly furnished rooms exudes its very own sense of tranquillity. The beautiful castle parkland allows you to stroll amidst shady greenery and plan your outing in the picturesque Emmental.

Hünigen Castle
Schloss Jegenstorf, Jegenstorf

With a history that stretches back over 900 years, Jegenstorf Castle with its baroque architecture and secluded park not far from Bern is bound to fascinate you. Interesting exhibitions as well as guided tours and time-travel adventures through its magnificent rooms will divulge all manner of moving stories. Enjoy the castle and its park and use it as a setting par excellence for private functions, public events and celebrations.

Jegenstorf Castle
Schloss Laupen, Laupen

From its vantage point atop a rocky outcrop, Laupen Castle looks majestically towards the Alps. The castle complex occupies an idyllic setting and has an impressive knights' hall, inner courtyard, vaulted cellar and prison tower. You will be able to discover fascinating details in the historical rooms and the museum; it is also possible to spend a night in the castle – and,if desired, even in one of the former prison cells.

Laupen Castle