Always at your service
The household of the aristocratic Pourtalès-Harrach family, who lived in the 19th century, would have been inconceivable without domestic staff. Whoever enters the rooms of the servants’ quarters, only recently accessible, is immersed into previously unknown history. The exhibition takes a look at the world of the servants and lets the audience participate in situations that have taken place in the corridors and behind closed doors. It can be found on the second floor.
Castle rooms and dreams
Oberhofen Castle was a residence until the mid 20th century. Who were the previous owners? And how did it come about that the former fortress became a summer residence for an aristocratic family? Focused on the previous castle occupants, the exhibition traverses more than 800 years of history. The two parts of the permanent exhibition can be found on the first floor.
Anna Feodorovna – on the life of the russian countess
Anna Feodorovna was married to Konstantin, the brother of Tsar Alexander I, but separated from her husband and settled in Bern. In 1814 she acquired the Elfenaugut, which was subsequently redesigned, becoming a meeting point for local and foreign high society. Some of the furniture from the manor house is exhibited at Oberhofen Castle and a small exhibition can be found on the first floor.