Oberhofen Castle

This beautiful castle, with its tower on the water, lies on the right shore of the lake of Thun, in the Bernese Oberland. It dates back to the 13th century and hosts a museum representing furniture culture between 16th and 19th century.  The castle’s park, created in 1840, is considered one of the most beautiful…

Thun Castle

The Castle of Thun was built at the end of the 12th century. The four round towers in norman style were subrequently annexed to the Romanesque central square tower, whose walls reach a thickness of 4 meters. From 1429 the building was the official residence of the Bernese bailiffs.

Typical Bernese Oberland Houses

This house has a roof with two pitches, which sticks out of every side and still has, in the valleys, the typical covering with planks with big stones on it.  The wooden beams, the supports and the structure of the roof are finely worked and decorated. It is the house that made the typical chalet…

Ring square

Proceeding from the right to the left, around the Venner fountain, a monument constructed in 1546, you can observe the following buildings: the Peacock’s Inn, built in 1724, the late gotic presbitery of St. Benedict, built in 1451, the Forestry’s Inn, built in 1561 and the Ring House 18, built in 1618.

Federal parliament

The Federal Parliament in Bern is the official seat of the Swiss Government. Under the central dome, in two separate rooms, is the home of both National Council with 200 members and the State Council «Ständerat» with 46 members.  The western part of the building was built between 1852 and 1857, followed by the eastern…

Clock tower

This first west gate of the city was erected  around 1191. The extraordinary play of performing figures, the astronomical clock and the hour striker were added later in 1527–30 by the artist Kaspar Brunner. The various operations of reconstruction of the tower took place during different periods. First from 1467 to 1483, then from 1770…