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Man does not live on bread alone.

Today, hunting is no longer necessary to put meat on the table or to make tools from sinews and bones. The culture-historical meaning of hunting has evolved over the millenia, along with hunting methods and techniques.
Since 1968, Landshut Castle is the home of the Swiss Museum of Wildlife and Hunting, the only hunting museum in Switzerland. As such, its first priority is not simply to awaken some kind of "Thrill of the Hunt", but rather to inform about people that hunt, about hunted wildlife as well as the the art of hunting.

Upcoming Events

Last year's season at Landshut Castle ended on october 13th.

From 14th october 2019 until 11th may, this year, Landshut Castle and the Swiss Museum for Wildlife and Hunting are closed.

From 12th may, this year's season is starting with the monthly series of Guided Evening Tours, presenting topics from hunting, wildlife, nature and history, as well as interesting events relating to the new Special Exhibition 'Grimms Tierleben'.

Exciting exhibitions at the Natural History Museum in Bern

View our collection from your sofa

Pica's nest - Forest experience area for the whole family
presently closed until further notice, due to maintenance work


Webcam Jackdaw

A webcam has been installed in one of the nest boxes in the castle tower. Watch the hustle and bustle in the jackdaw's nest live!

This way to the peephole.

Exhibitions administered by the Natural History Museum in Bern