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The romantic castle complex with its keep from around 12... - Secret World

3653 Oberhofen am Thunersee, Svizzera

by Serena Eve
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Overview

The romantic castle complex with its keep from around 1200 AD reflects the history of its various owners.Jutting out over the waters of Lake Thun in the Swiss canton of Bern, Oberhofen Castle has a fairytale charm that’s hard to resist. Construction on this turreted palace began in the 1200s and continued for centuries, resulting in an appealing assortment of architectural styles. The castle’s carefully restored rooms and gardens now serve as a living museum for visitors to enjoy. Standout features include a Turkish smoking parlor and a 13th-century chapel adorned with Romanesque frescoes.