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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

From 15th october 2018 until 11th may 2019, Landshut Castle and the Swiss Museum for Wildlife and Hunting are closed.

On Mother's Day, 12th of may, the season will be opened with a new series of Guided Evening Tours with topics from hunting, wildlife, nature and history, as well as interesting events relating to the new Special Exhibition.

Exciting exhibitions at the Natural History Museum in Bern

Fünf Sterne - Sensationeller Fossilienfund aus dem Jura
Picas Nest - Wald-Erlebnisraum für die ganze Familie

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