Gümligen Castle

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Gümligen Castle

Gümligen Castle is a castle in the municipality of Muri bei Bern of the Canton of Bern in Switzerland. It is a Swiss heritage site of national significance.[1]

History[edit]

The manor house was built around 1736-39 for head postmaster Beat Fischer by the architect Albrecht Stürler. However, the elaborate building proved too expensive for the postmaster and in 1742 it was sold to Samuel Tiller, who then sold it in 1764 to Emanuel Karl Viktor Stürler. His widow then sold the estate in 1788 to their son in law, Friedrich Heinrich von Stürler. The castle remained in the von Stürler family for over two hundred years.

During World War II, from 1939 until 1941 it served as the headquarters for the Swiss General Henri Guisan.

In 2000, the von Stürler family sold the castle to a businessman, Willy Michel, who restored the building.[2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kantonsliste A-Objekte". KGS Inventar (in German). Federal Office of Civil Protection. 2009. Retrieved 25 April 2011. 
  2. ^ Municipal official website-History of Schloss Gümligen (German) accessed 18 July 2012

Coordinates: 46°56′05″N 7°30′55″E / 46.934693°N 7.515197°E / 46.934693; 7.515197