The oriental smoking salon has been restaured during the two last years and is open again. The visitors are invited to sit on the diwans and to enjoy the unique ambience.
Strolling through the exhibition, one gets a good idea of the Bernese upper class life style from the 16th to 19th Century as many generations lived in the Oberhofen castle. This is apparent in the different rooms displaying diverse styles of furniture from Gothic through Renaissance to Baroque— those of the French kings to Empire style, from Biedermeier to Historism. Oberhofen has become a living museum, a grand historic picture book.
|Library||Living room in the Pourtales Apartment|
|Oriental smoking salon||Details of oriental smoking salon|