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    Oberhofen Castle is the romantic castle on the shore of Lake Thun.

    It’s like a castle from fairy tale. It’s funny enough, when I was a kid, I had a 2000 pcs puzzle with a picture of the castle. I always thought it was not a real one, just a fantasy castle from a fairy tale. I loved that picture. I even glued the puzzle and looked at it everyday imagining a princess whom lives there. After many years accidentally I saw the picture of my castle on the guide brochure in Switzerland. I was shocked! My castle is real! :) I knew I had to go there. So here I am!

    The castle was built in the 13th century. Nowadays, it’s a museum about residents who lived in the castle from 16th to 19th century. Inside so many rooms with design and furniture from different centuries – from the Neo-Gothic dining hall to the Oriental Smoking Room.

    Another famous part of the castle is park. Big, English-style park is next to the castle. The park is the group of trees, bushes and flowers from different part of Switzerland and Europe. I had the magical feeling walking in the park, seeing beautiful trees, mountains and the lake. Park is considered as one of the most beautiful parks in Switzerland.

    Good to know:

    • Oberhofen Castle can be reached by boat or by bus  from Thun. The boat station, as well as the bus station, is right next to the train station in Thun.
    • Price for the boat trip: Adult (one way, 2nd class) – 12.40 CHF; GA is valid for the ferry trips.
    • Timetables: Departure from Thun at 8:40; 9:40; 11:40; 12:40; 13:40.
    • The trip Thun – Oberhofen Castle by boat takes 20 min.
    • Entrance fee in the castle is 10 CHF.
    • Working hours: Tu – Su (Mo closed), 11 am – 5 pm.
    • There is a cloakroom inside.
    • There is a restaurant with an amazing view of the lake and Alps in the park next to the castle.
    • There is a room where one can make selfies in beautiful princess hats.
    • Coming back from the castle to Thun is more comfortable with a bus because it’s difficult to arrange the tour in the castle with the boat timetable. Buses on the other hand run quite often.
    • The bus #21 or #25 Oberhofen Dorf – Thun, Bahnhof. The trip takes around 15 min.
    • Prices for the buses: Adults (one way) – 3.00 CHF ; GA is valid for the buses.

    More info about Oberhofen Castle -> here 

    More info about boats timetables and prices -> here

    Trains and buses info on SBB

    If you are interested in what to see in Thun, check my post about it -> Thun – the city of the emerald water

    There is a small chapel in the castle which is still used for weddings ceremonies. Trip to the castle is a nice surprise for the loved ones!

    I hope you’ll enjoy the romantic atmosphere of Oberhofen Castle. I felt as if I was a princess from my fairy tale castle! :)

    If you have a dream, believe in it! It definatly will become true! :)

    If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact me -> GET IN TOUCH


    Yuliia Caliskan
    Yuliia Caliskan
    As someone deeply immersed in the marketing and PR industry, my journey has led me to the Content and Publication Director position at MonAme Magazine. Our magazine is dedicated to promoting sustainable travel, culinary excellence, and an active lifestyle. During my earlier professional years, I had chosen to become a medical doctor specialising in Dermatology. Even today, I remain passionate about the latest advancements in dermatology and cosmetology. My professional path has also taken me to the role of Communications Manager at a medical NGO, where I found immense fulfilment in contributing to the community dedicated to improving the lives of people with rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases. My diverse experiences fuel my motivation to make a positive impact and share inspiration for sustainable lifestyle.

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