Jegenstorf Castle – Museum for Bernese Home Décor

Museum for Bernese Home Décor

The sumptuously decorated interiors feature furnishings from well-to-do and patrician households who once resided in the old city and the Republic of Bern.

The collection's main attractions are valuable furnishings from the workshops of cabinet makers Funk, Äbersold and Hopfengärtner and paintings, clocks and ceramic stoves from the 17th to the 19th century.

The Jegenstorf Castle, once a medieval moated castle, was converted into an elegant Baroque country residence in 1720 by Albrecht Friedrich von Erlach. It has been opened to the public since 1936 and is home to the museum.

Three permanent exhibitions add cultural depth: the Bernese folk poet Rudolf von Tavel (1866–1934), the Bernese teacher and economist Philipp Emanuel von Fellenberg (1771–1844) and the Economic Society of the Canton of Bern (Ökonomischen Gesellschaft des Kantons Bern – OGG, since 1759).

The surrounding park is a place for pleasant walks and relaxation, open early and late all year round. The fruit trees in the Baroque arboretum are used to produce a delicious apple wine.

Special exhibits and public events such as tours and lectures explore select topics.

Opening hours

Tuesday - Saturday
13:30 - 17:30

11:00 - 17:30

Open Whit Monday
Closed from mid-October to mid-May
Travel route
From Bern, S-Bahn line 8 to "Jegenstorf", then approx. 6 minutes on foot
Adults CHF 7.00
Groups / Retirees CHF 5.00
Children under 16 CHF 1.00

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