A place to feast, sleep, celebrate and be amazed
Burgdorf Castle offers you an exploration of Swiss history, delicious food and drink, and accommodation. Its combined role as a museum, restaurant and youth hostel makes this 800-year-old castle erected by the dukes of Zähringen a unique cultural and educational venue.
In the museum, exciting cabinets of curiosities reveal the castle’s history and allow you to travel to different eras and continents. In the castle restaurant, you can enjoy delicious regional cuisine in a courtly ambience, while the hostel offers comfortable rooms with historic flair.
The exhibitions at Burgdorf Castle offer scope for exploration on the following topics:
Who were the Zähringers and what was life like at the castle in medieval times?
Burgdorf from above and below
What was life like in Burgdorf as part of the emerging middle class and as a serf?
Pestalozzi and education
How has teaching and learning changed over the past 100 years?
Urban and industrial history
How has Burgdorf changed over the centuries?
Coming and going
Who brought new ideas to Burgdorf and who left here to spread their ideas to the rest of the world?
Gold on Mt. Napf
What is so fascinating about this gleaming metal?
Dining and accommodation
Dining at Burgdorf Castle
The restaurant with around 60 indoor spaces and a wonderful garden dining area is a place for locals and the castle’s visitors to come together. The Assizes Hall also offers a wonderful location for lively parties, banquets and Events.
Accommodation at Burgdorf Castle
At Burgdorf Youth Hostel, you literally spend a night at the museum. Each room is individually decorated and dedicated to a theme relating to the castle’s history. Exhibits teach you more about life in the Middle Ages and the history of Burgdorf. How did people wash in medieval times, what happened during the town fire, and what did children used to learn at school back then?
Opening times Today (Sunday) open
Opening times, museum
November–March: Wed–Sun 10.00–18.00 hours
Final entry to the museum: 17.30 hours
Closing of revision: 31.01.-18.02.2022
Opening times, restaurant
November–March: Wed–Sun 10.00–22.00 Hours
Opening times, youth hostel
Individual entrance fees, museum
- CHF 14.00 Adults
- CHF 10.00 Apprentices/students
- CHF 10.00 IV (invalidity insurance)
- CHF 6.00 Children (6–15.99 years)