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.
A webcam has been installed in one of the nest boxes in the castle tower. 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
The "highlights" in a short overview:
The season begins on May 9, 2021 with new evening tours on topics related to wildlife, hunting and nature, as well as other exciting events. You can find this and much more in our current annual program.
"The beautiful Melusina - the moated castle Landshut and the forbidden view"
A fantastic journey to the Landshut lord of the castle Thuringia von Ringoltingen and into the world of the late Middle Ages. From May 9th to October 17th, 2021 in the "Kornhaussaal" of the castle.
Explore the fascinating way of life of our huntable and protected native wild animals and 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 2021
The new series of monthly evening tours will start on Thursday, May 20, 2021, beginning with an exciting foray through the world of small mammals in the settlement area. Here you will learn a lot of interesting facts about wildlife, hunting and nature.