Hallwyl Castle – Cultural and Outdoor Experience

Seengen

Schloss Hallwyl

Schloss Hallwyl

Schloss Hallwyl

Schloss Hallwyl

Schloss Hallwyl

Schloss Hallwyl

Schloss Hallwyl

Schloss Hallwyl

Schloss Hallwyl

Schloss Hallwyl

Schloss Hallwyl

Schloss Hallwyl

Hallwyl Castle was built in the 11th century and is one of the foremost water castles in Switzerland located at the northern end of Lake Hallwil on two islands in the Aabach creek near Seengen.

Group activities

Language:
de, fr, en

Duration:
1 day

Persons:
1 - 80

Cost:
Yes

Season:
Summer

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The water castle was the seat of the von Hallwyl family. In its over eight hundred year history, the lower nobility clan distinguished itself in a variety of ways: on the battlefields of the old Swiss confederacy, at the European courts, in science, politics, business, and in the world of finance. A tour of the castle takes visitors through eleven different exhibits explaining life in the Middle Ages and later times.

Through the audio guide, some family members talk about what their life was like, interspersed with comments from other, simple people, such as the farmers and the subjects of the Hallwyl family. A special audio tour is available for children.


On some selected days an interesting programme, including public tours, events and nature excursions, is available to the visitors. The Hallwyl Castle Opera is a very special event, taking place every three years, under the stars and with the magical castle as a backdrop.

The courtyard is a pleasant place for visitors to sit and relax. A bistro offers a wide selection of snacks and beverages.



Rooms available for rent: yes
Capacity: up to 80 people (concert seating)
Catering facilities: yes
More information

RailAway combined group offer

  • From the Rail Service Helpdesk 0900 300 300 (CHF 1.19/min. from the Swiss fixed-line network)
  • At railway station ticket counters


We recommend that you book early, i.e. at least 1 week before the start of your journey. Please note: You can only obtain this reduced RailAway combined offer at the points of sale given above.

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