Landshut Castle Foundation

Address

Landshut Castle Foundation
Schlossstrasse 17
3427 Utzenstorf
Switzerland

Legal Form and Pourpose

The Landshut Castle Foundation is a foundation under private law in the meaning of Art. 80 et seq. of the Swiss Civil Code. The Foundation is intended to care for the Landshut moated castle and its surroundings and to make it accessible to the public.

Use

The domain of Landshut houses a Museum for Living Culture of the 17th century in the castle, as well as the Swiss Museum of Wildlife and Hunting, which also comprise of affiliated private collections.

Landshut is furthermore the quarters of the Swiss Museum of Wildlife and Hunting Society, Landshut Castle and the Swiss Hunting Library. In addition, one of its buildings houses the Landshut Wildlife Station Foundation.

Organs

The foundation has the following bodies:

  • Board of Trustees
  • Managing Director
  • Auditor
  • The Castle Superintendent is responsible for the local operations.

Departments

The Board of Trustees assigns certain departments to its members:

  • Presidential concerns, finances, personnel (Sébastien Baumann)
  • Vice Presidential concerns (Isabella Meili-Rigert)
  • Development and adaptation of the foundation strategy (Regula Beck)
  • Waters, parks and gardens (Michael Flühmann)
  • Preservation of monuments of the buildings and museum rooms, inventory (Isabella Meili-Rigert)
  • Representatives of the civic community and the Swiss Museum for Game and Hunting including collections (Michael Hügi)
  • historical duration and special exhibitions (Annelies Hüssy)
  • Information, public relations (Rolf Krähenbühl)
  • Relations with the local community (Christine Christen)

Contact

Beat and Ursula Hänggärtner
Castle Superintendents
Schlossstrasse 17
3427 Utzenstorf
Telefon: +41 (0)32 665 40 27
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Arrival by train

Utzenstorf Station:
From Bern and Thun: S44, directly, via Burgdorf
From Thun: S1 via Bern, or RE Thun-Solothurn via Hasle-Rüegsau
From Soloturn: RE Solothurn-Thun directly
From Station Utzenstorf: 10 minutes by foot (on the street) to the castle, on a hiking trail about 20 minutes. 

Bätterkinden Station
:
From Bern and from Solothurn: Regional Train RBS, directly
From Bätterkinden Station: 20 by foot to the castle, in part as a hiking trail.

Arriving by Car, etc.

Highway A1 from Bern: Exit Kirchberg (No. 39), street towards Solothurn, in the first roundabout towards Bätterkinden, Utzenstorf, follow tourist signposts.

Highway A1 from Basel/Zürich: Exit Kriegstetten (No. 40), towards Solothurn, via Gerlafingen, in the first roundabout towards Burgdorf, Wiler to Utzenstorf, follow tourist signposts.

Parking

A large parking for visitors to the park and museum as well as the wildlife station is located at the southern entrance to the park. Bicycles are to be parked in the designated parking spaces. Bicycles are not allowed in the park.

Please note the signs!

Our tip

A walk through the Landshut Castle Park is an experience in every season. Visitors interested in botany will find signs with German names, botanical names and indications of origin on trees and large shrubs.

Your dog is also very welcome on a leash. At the parking lot and at the wildlife station there are Robidog boxes and a water bowl is available in the castle courtyard.

For a well-deserved break, you can have a picnic on the barbecue area, which is designed for hikers and visitors, directly behind the castle on the river Emme (approx. 10 minutes on foot). Picnics and games are not permitted in the park itself (please note the information boards at the park entrances).

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

T +41 (0)31 350 72 88
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