The flower parterre on the lake shore in the form of a Swiss cross goes back to the American lawyer William Maul Measey, who acquired Castle Oberhofen in 1926. Visible from the lake, the Swiss cross has a long tradition. It is replanted every year and consists of Begonia, Alternanthera and Helichrysum (Gnaphalium).
1800 plants are needed to form the large Swiss cross and are grown in the nursery along with others for the park. Cultivating the Swiss cross is a time-consuming business, requiring a lot of concentration and sensitive fingertips. The planted area covers 26 square metres.
You can help to make the Swiss cross bloom!
For CHF 25.– you fund a 1/4 square metre of the Swiss cross.
The sponsors, if they do not wish to remain anonymous, will be named on the website and on the Swiss cross placard.
Link to the video about the Swiss cross by Sarah Fasolin (German)
Payment slips can be found in the children's chalet and at the reception desk during opening hours. A cash donation at the reception desk is also possible.
PC 34-40403-6 / IBAN CH73 0900 0000 3404 0403 6
Stiftung Schloss Oberhofen, 3653 Oberhofen
1st April – 27th May: 9 am – 8 pm
28th May – 30th July: 9 am – 9 pm
31st July – 17th September: 9 am – 8 pm
18th September – 28th Oct: 9 am – 7 pm
29th October – 17th December: 9 am – 5 pm
Free access to the park
Dogs are not allowed in the castle or the park, but are welcome in the restaurant.