Thunstetten Castle

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Courtyard of Thunstetten Castle

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


Thunstetten Castle was built as a country manor house in the Bernese Oberaargau in 1711 to 1713[2] or 1713 to 1715. The castle was built for the Landvogt Hieronymus von Erlach following plans by the architect Joseph Abeille.[3] The castle remained with the Erlach family until 1746. From 1746 until 1971 it had numerous owners. In 1971 the Stiftung Schloss Thunstetten (Thunstetten Castle Foundation) took over management of the building and grounds. Today rooms in the castle or the entire castle can be rented for events or meetings.[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Kantonsliste A-Objekte". KGS Inventar (in German). Federal Office of Civil Protection. 2009. Retrieved 25 April 2011. 
  2. ^ Thunstetten in German, French and Italian in the online Historical Dictionary of Switzerland.
  3. ^ a b Thunstetten municipal website (German) accessed 17 May 2012

Coordinates: 47°12′19″N 7°45′13″E / 47.205406°N 7.753621°E / 47.205406; 7.753621