Hofwil Castle

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Hofwil Castle

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


The castle was built in 1784–86 by the architect Carl Ahasver von Sinner for Gabriel Albrecht von Erlach. A peristyle was added to the neo-classical building in 1798.[2]

Castle grounds[edit]

The land around the castle was laid out as an English garden with a pavilion which holds the tomb of Emanuel von Fellenberg. The park is decorated with a number of statues including a bronze youth by Max Fueter from 1949 and the Pestalozzi monument by A. Lanz from 1888. The workshops and barn were built in 1885.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Kantonsliste A-Objekte". KGS Inventar (in German). Federal Office of Civil Protection. 2009. Retrieved 25 April 2011. 
  2. ^ a b Gesellschaft für Schweizerische Kunstgeschichte GSK (German) accessed 6 February 2013

Coordinates: 47°01′16″N 7°27′40″E / 47.021034°N 7.461037°E / 47.021034; 7.461037