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.
CASTLE IMAGERY – INTERIORS
On a tour of the castle you find breathtaking views, however it is the rooms themselves that make the most impression. They are diverse, evident not only from their furnishings and character, but also by the way they are depicted. Bathed with light or enveloped in shadow, complemented by reflection or indicating some unique aspect, each drawing evokes a distinct tangible atmosphere. | Drawings by Masha Petrushina