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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

Guided Evening Tour

Unsere Vogelwelt im Wandel – Befunde des neuen Brutvogelatlas

Markant weniger Vögel im Kulturland, Greifvögel im Aufwind, die Schweizer Vogelwelt ist seit den 1950-er Jahren starken Veränderungen unterworfen. Das dokumentiert der brandneue Schweizer Brutvogelatlas.

Tour and speech by Samuel Wechsler, Vogelwarte Sempach

23th may - 19.30 h - Castle

The castle's café is opening half an hour before.
This event is held in German. The referee understands and speaks English.

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 www.nmbe.ch