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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

This year's season at Landshut Castle ended on october 11th.

From 12th october until 8th may, the coming year, Landshut Castle and the Swiss Museum for Wildlife and Hunting are closed.

From 9th may 2021, the new 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 'Melusina'.

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

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 www.nmbe.ch