Today, hunting is no longer necessary to put meat on the table or to make tools from sinews and bones. The culture-historical meaning of hunting has evolved over the millenia, along with hunting methods and techniques.
Since 1968, Landshut Castle is the home of the Swiss Museum of Wildlife and Hunting, the only hunting museum in Switzerland. As such, its first priority is not simply to awaken some kind of "Thrill of the Hunt", but rather to inform about people that hunt, about hunted wildlife as well as the the art of hunting.
In one of the hidden nest boxes in the castle dungeon, a webcam allows you to discreetly observe the life and brooding of a pair of jackdaws, which are part of the colony in Landshut. Watch the hustle and bustle in the jackdaw's nest live!
This way to the peephole.
The children of the intercultural art workshop 'Kidswest' were inspired by the atmosphere of the hunting museum in Landshut Castle. This resulted in (wild) animal mini-comics. > continue to the Kidswest blog
Highlights of the coming season
The new season begins on May 14th, with a range of both educational as well as entertaining events for young and old, for hunters and non-hunters.
Hunting: The Art of the Chase
Hunting is as fascinating as it is controversial. It is part of the complex web of relationships between people and animals and remains a living tradition in mountain regions. But the feelings it elicits in society are ambivalent. Although humans have hunted animals for food since prehistoric times, many people think that hunting is no longer appropriate in our day and age.
Have we lost touch with how our food ends up on our plates?
Explore the life of our huntable and protected wild animals as well as the world of hunting in all its interesting and surprising facets on a tour through the castle and the grain houses.
The permanent exhibitions can be visited at any time during the season opening times.
Evening tours 2023
Some Thursdays from May to September, a guided evening tour offers exciting insights into topics related to the world of hunting, our native wildlife and nature.