Swiss Museum of Wildlife and Hunting

Following new scents
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

Winter break

From 17 October 2022 to 13 May 2023, the castle and the Swiss Museum of Wildlife and Hunting are closed.
On Mother's Day, 14 May, the castle gate is opening for the 2023 season with a new special exhibition, an exciting supporting programme and a series of the monthly evening tours on current topics from the world of hunting.

Opening hours

Duration of the season
May 14th to October 15th, 2023

Museum and cafeteria
Tuesdays to Saturdays 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Sundays 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Closed Mondays and Pentecost Monday, 1st of August (Swiss National Holiday) and Federal Day of Prayer (mid-September)

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
T +41 (0)32 665 40 27
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Drohnenansicht Schloss Landshut Utzenstorf, Bern

Webcam jackdaw nest

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.

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
T +41 (0)31 350 72 88
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www.nmbe.ch 

Highlights of the coming season

Annual program 2023

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.

Special exhibition 2023

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?

Permanent exhibitions

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

Every last Thursday from May to September, a guided evening tour offers exciting insights into topics related to the world of hunting, our native wildlife and nature.

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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