Kyburg: Schloss − Blick auf das Ritterhaus
Kyburg: Schloss − Blick nach Norden
Kyburg Castle emerges 150 meters above the Töss river with a view over the wooded surroundings.
The keep is more than 800 years old and dominates the castle buildings that are surrounded by a circular wall. The counts of Kyburg have once resided here, followed by the Zurich governors (Landvögte).
The first part of the new permanent exhibition of Kyburg Castle is now open. In the Count’s Hall and the Great Tower, the attention is all upon the main object of the museum: the castle structure itself. Discover the transformation of a counts' castle to becoming a governor's castle and being now a castle museum. The layers added on top of each other over the centuries have been laid bare in many places, and interactive stations invite you to act like a researcher into castles or try out the different building methods.
As of autumn 2018, the second part of the exhibition at the Knight's Hall shall be rebuilt. In 2019 the Kyburg counts and Zurich bailiffs will be our focus and the question whether Kyburg Castle has ever been attacked and whether it could be defended at all.
Guided tours as of 10 persons.