Schloss Schwarzenburg, Schwarzenburg

#17 of 17 in Historic Sites in Bern Mittelland District
Castle · Hidden Gem · Historic Site
Schwarzenburg Castle is a castle in the municipality of Schwarzenburg of the Canton of Bern in Switzerland. It is a Swiss heritage site of national significance.
The castle was built in 1573-76 to replace the increasingly expensive to maintain Grasburg Castle. From the beginning it was built as an administrative center for the Grasburg district and as a home for the governor. Grasburg was a shared condominium between the Cantons of Bern and Fribourg so the governor was appointed by each Canton in turn. Following the 1798 French invasion, Schwarzenburg Castle and the district became part of Bern permanently. The castle remained the administrative center of the Schwarzenburg District until the District was dissolved in 2010 as part of a major reorganization in the Canton. The castle was no longer needed and was one of twelve that the Canton offered for sale. It was the first of that group that sold, when the Canton accepted the offer of the Schwarzenburg Castle foundation (Stiftung Schloss Schwarzenburg) before the reorganization was complete. Today the castle is used for art exhibits and can be rented for celebrations and meetings.
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  • The Schloss used to belong the comunity. It then got sold and is now in privet hand. There are lots of culture events like museums, exibitions, markets etc. Its a veey cool place for taking phots...  more »
  • You can catch a train from Bern and in 35 minutes you will be in Schwarzenburg. If you happen to be in Fribourg, there is a bus that will take you to Schwarzenburg in about 40 minutes. From the Schwarzenburg train station you need to walk about 10 minutes to reach this 16th-century castle. Nice surroundings, lots of nature. Don't miss out on this castle if you are nearby!
  • Lovely surrounding area very chilled and relaxing to see.

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