Hünegg Castle

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Hünegg Castle
Hünegg Castle above Lake Thun.

Hünegg Castle (German: Schloss Hünegg) is a castle in the municipality of Hilterfingen of the Canton of Bern in Switzerland. It is a Swiss heritage site of national significance.[1]

History[edit]

Hünegg Castle was built in 1861-63 for the Prussian Baron Albert Emil Otto von Parpart. However, he was only able to enjoy the castle for a few years since he died in 1869.[2] Ten years after its completion, it was sold to the Berlin commercial judge Karl Lehmann. He owned the property for only six years before it was acquired by Gustav Lemke-Schuckert. Lemke-Schuckert, an architect from Wiesbaden, renovated the interior in the Art Nouveau style. The castle remained in private hands until 1958 when the Canton of Bern bought it. Today it houses the Renaissance Revival and Art Nouveau Museum. [3]

Special exhibitions[edit]

The castle as well as the castle park are available for temporary exhibitions. So the Mountain railways special exhibition in the Hünegg Castel take place for example in 2012, 2013 and 2014 from May to October.

Mountain railways special exhibition in the Hünegg Castel[edit]

One such exhibition was the Swiss Mountain Railways Special Exhibition that was mounted between May and October 2012, and again between May and October 2013. The exhibition is scheduled to return in 2014.[4]

The special exhibition is above the pioneer works of Swiss mountain railways. Mounted by Robert Ganz and Roger Rieker[5] with a budget of FS 95,000,[6] the exhibition included loaned objects from 130 individuals and 30 companies to provide visitors with an overview of rack- and adhesion railways, funicular railways, aerial cableways, ski lifts and other mountain transportation mechanisms. The loaned objects include several original objects, approximately 200 featured detailed model reproductions, over 500 photographs, over 100 documents and 10 video presentations.

Bibliography[edit]

  • Robert Ganz, Roger Rieker: Bau und Betrieb Schweizerischer Bergbahnen, Historischer Querschnitt, Sonderausstellung im Schloss Hünegg Hilterfingen, authors publisher, Jost Druck Hünibach 2013

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kantonsliste A-Objekte". KGS Inventar (in German). Federal Office of Civil Protection. 2009. Retrieved 25 April 2011. 
  2. ^ "Schloss Hünegg website". Retrieved September 6, 2012.  (German)
  3. ^ "Swiss Castles.ch Bern: Schloss Hunegg". Retrieved September 6, 2012.  (German)
  4. ^ Swiss Radio and Television (Swissinfo), broadcasting of 2013, 25 Mai: Schloss Hünegg: Warum hat der Baron eine Seilbahn im Salon? Retrieved 2014, January 17 (German)
  5. ^ Nötzi, Urs (November 2013). "Robert Ganz und seine Leidenschaft...". Eisenbahn Amateur: 558. 
  6. ^ www.hilterfingen.ch Municipality Hilterfingen, Thunter Tagblatt from February 14, 2012 newspaper article Beitrag für Ausstellung Retrieved 2014, January 24 (German)

Coordinates: 46°44′16″N 7°39′18″E / 46.737794°N 7.654931°E / 46.737794; 7.654931