The castle – magic from eight centuries
The romantic castle complex with its keep from around 1200 AD reflects the history of its owners.
In 1844 the castle was bought and converted to a summer residence by the aristocratic Pourtalès family from Neuchatel and Prussia. Since 1954 the castle has housed a museum drawing on the history of its former residents. In the servants’ quarters are the restored bedrooms of the personnel who took care of the well-being of the count’s family during the 19th century. The Oriental smoking room at the top of the keep offers a unique experience with its spectacular view onto the lake and mountains. Dating from the fifteenth century is the chapel with its impressive murals.
The Oberhofen Castle park is one of the most magnificent gardens in the Alpine region. With its striking tree formations, exotic wood plants, covered walkway and colourful flower parterres, this historic landscape garden is an ideal oasis to linger and unwind.