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 Alfred Lanz from 1888. The workshops and barn were built in 1885.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Swiss inventory of cultural property of national and regional significance". A-Objects. Federal Office for Cultural Protection (BABS). 1 January 2017. Retrieved 6 September 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Schloss Hofwil". www.babs.admin.ch. Federal Office for Civil Protection. Retrieved 28 February 2018.

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