Hegi Castle, which dates from the 13th century, is situated to the east of Winterthur. The well preserved castle complex has 1,6m thick walls, and thanks to its 10m tall tower can be seen from a long way off. The castle complex includes a residential tower built in 1200, a knights’ house added later, and a farm building. The interior will transport you to the Late Middle Ages – as the furniture, stoves, ceramic items, glass paintings and weapons date back to the period between the 15th and 18th centuries.

The castle has been open to the public since 1947 and served as a youth hostel until 2000. Nowadays, it is a museum and venue for cultural events.

Old pictures of the castle show that there was once an extensive kitchen garden on its eastern side. Inspired by these illustrations, a new garden with old vegetable varieties was created in 2012. The produce grown in this kitchen garden can be enjoyed on weekends in the “Schloss Schenke”, a stable that has been converted into a restaurant.

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david hunkeler (2 years ago)
Nice place to visit, also for cultural events & the gardens in the back.
david hunkeler (2 years ago)
Nice place to visit, also for cultural events & the gardens in the back.
Thomas A Vincent (3 years ago)
We were disappointed that it was closed; seems to be holding a private function.
Thomas A (3 years ago)
We were disappointed that it was closed; seems to be holding a private function.
The Great Obaga (3 years ago)
Nice place to be
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