Spiez Castle is surrounded by vineyards in what is said to be the prettiest bay in Europe. Visit the permanent exhibition in the castle museum, or one of the interesting special exhibitions. From atop the castle tower, you can savour superb views of Lake Thun and the peaks of the Bernese Oberland.
The imposing tower of Spiez Castle can be seen on the left side of the bay. Whether celebrating a knighthood or visiting a special exhibition, Spiez Castle is a cultural asset of national importance. Discover 1,300 years of history at Spiez Castle. The life story of the knight Adrian von Bubenberg, who once resided at Spiez Castle, is told in the historic exhibition rooms.
Become a knight at Spiez Castle
Children can celebrate birthdays at the castle, or embark on the Knight’s Trail. By completing a three-part series of tasks at the castles of Spiez, Thun and Oberhofen, kids progress from the level of page to knave – and after passing the tests and completing a special expedition, they graduate to full knights.
Built in the early Romanesque style, the thousand-year-old castle church adjacent to Spiez Castle is a highly popular venue for weddings. Civil ceremonies are also held in the castle’s romantic wedding hall.
Castle grounds and gardens
Filled with colourful flowers, the castle grounds make a sight for sore eyes at any time of year. Take a stroll or enjoy the view of Lake Thun from a bench. On the ground floor is a cafeteria, where you can treat yourself to some tea, coffee or a glass of Spiez wine.
Photo opportunity: View from the castle tower
It’s well worth climbing the stairs of Spiez Castle to the tower above the museum, where the 360-degree views are simply breathtaking. Capture photos of reputedly the loveliest bay in Europe, the castle church, Lake Thun and the peaks of the Oberland.
Your highlights at a glance
- Views of the mountains, Lake Thun and the Spiez vineyard
- Culture and history come to life
- Destination not dependent on the weather
To ensure your trip is perfect in every way, please note
Personal tip"Climbing the ancient stone stairs, I entered the ceremonial hall of Spiez Castle and found myself astonished. The splendid white stuccoed ceiling was something to behold."
- Spiez Castle is open from Good Friday to mid-October
- Enquire about current special exhibitions at Spiez Castle
- Wheelchair users should enquire about access points before visiting