Oberhofen Castle (Switzerland)

Canton of Bern     See list of castles in Svizzera

The romantic castle complex and its tower dated around 1200, looks back on a history that changes several owners. The Neuchâtel-Prussian family of counts called de Pourtalès bought the castle in 1884 and changed the complex into a summer residence, giving the castle the appearance it has today.

Since 1954 the museum has been set up inside the castle which shows the history of its past inhabitants.

The eastern smoking on top of the tower offers a unique experience and spectacular views of the lake and the mountains.

The castle chapel features impressive frescos dating back to the 15th century


The park, landscaped in English style, offers a breathtaking view of the Bernese Alps. It is one of the most beautiful gardens in the Alpine region due to the mild climate.

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Oberhofen Castle

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Latitude: 46.7298
Longitude: 7.6685
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