Swiss Museum of Wildlife and Hunting

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Man does not live on bread alone.

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.

Discover our diverse range of exhibitions

Opening hours

Season opening times May 8th to October 16th, 2022
(from mid-October to Mother's Day in May, Landshut Castle and the Swiss Museum of Wildlife and Hunting are closed)

Opening times museum and cafeteria
Tuesdays to Saturdays 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Sundays 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Closed Mondays and Pentecost Monday (June 6th), August 1st (national holiday) and Federal Day of Prayer (September 18th)

Ticket prices

CHF 7.- Adults
CHF 6.- AHV, IV, collektive (from 20 persons)
CHF 1.- Adolescents up to 16 years
 
Free Children under 6 years accompanied by adults, Swiss Muesum Pass, Museums-PASS-MuséesRaiffeisen Members

With us you can pay in cash or by Twint, vPay, Maestro (EC), Visa, Mastercard and Postcard.

Contact details

Museum and guided tours
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Drohnenansicht Schloss Landshut Utzenstorf, Bern

Bern Hunting Agenda 2022/2023

Valuable information for the hunter (in German).
Calendar with patents, shooting times, events, etc. will appear at the beginning of April.
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Heritage Hunting - Kidswest in the Castle

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

Exhibitions administered by:

Natural History Museum Bern
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The "highlights" of this year's season

Annual program 2022

The season begins on May 8th, with a range of events for young and old, for hunters and non-hunters. The accompanying events to this year's special exhibition will provide in-depth insights into Bern in the late Middle Ages, as well as into the life of a Landshut castle lord at that time.
On the monthly evening guided tours, experts impart interesting information about our wild animals and hunting as well as other exciting topics.

Special exhibition 2022

"Beautiful Ladies, Noble Gentlemen - Thüring von Ringoltingen, Melusina and Co".
The Bernese councillor, mayor and Landshut castle lord Thüring von Ringoltingen (1415-1483) created a medieval bestseller with his congenial translation into German of the French verse novel "Mélusine ou la noble histoire des Lusignan". His text has been reprinted again and again over the centuries, often with magnificent illustrations.

Permanent exhibitions

Explore the fascinating life of our huntable and protected native 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 2022

Every last Thursday from May to September, an evening tour offers exciting insights into topics related to our wildlife, hunting, nature or the history of the castle.
During this year's season, the series of evening tours is all about hunting and the wild animals in our nature. Organised by the Swiss Museum of Wildlife and Hunting, the evening tours will offer hunters and non-hunters alike exciting insights into the production of taxidermy and trophies, the world of birds of prey and falconry, or the new species of wild animals arriving here.

We look forward to your visit or contact.

Castle / Park

Landshut Castle Foundation
Schlossstrasse 17
CH-3427 Utzenstorf
Switzerland
T +41 (0)32 665 40 27
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Museum / Guided tours

Swiss Museum of Wildlife and Hunting
Schlossstrasse 17
CH-3427 Utzenstorf
Switzerland
T +41 (0)32 665 40 27
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Hunting library

Swiss Hunting Library
Schlossstrasse 17
CH-3427 Utzenstorf
Switzerland
T +41 (0)32 665 14 82
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Exhibitions supervised by:

Website NMBE

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