Mighty castle

High above the River Töss with an extremely broad view, the Kyburg sits on its throne and symbolises the power of those who once ruled over this region: the Kyburgers, Habsburgers and Zurchers.

Romantic location

Close to Winterthur and Zurich, yet surrounded by countryside, Kyburg is the ideal destination for a historical outing.

Fascinating museum

150 years ago, Matthäus Pfau was already opening the doors of this castle to the public, who have gazed with wonder at the castle and its exhibits ever since.

Vibrant variety

Cabbage and kale, herbs for taste and healing, old varieties of vegetable and flowering plants still grow in the Wife of the High Bailiff's Garden – just as they did in the past.


Everything you need to know about your visit to Museum Schloss Kyburg

Opening hours

2017: 1 April to 31 October
Tuesday to Sunday, 10am to 5.30pm

Open on Good Friday, Easter Sunday and Easter Monday, 1 May, Ascension Day (25 May), Whit Sunday and Whit Monday (4 and 5 June), 1 August and the Swiss Federal Day of Thanksgiving, Repentance and Prayer (17 September).

Entry fees

Adults: CHF 9.–
Groups (15 people or more): CHF 7.–
Students/trainees: CHF 7.–
Children: CHF 4.–
School classes: CHF 3.–

Entry is free for children with the Junior card, when they are accompanied by a parent if they arrive by train/bus (or with the Grandchild card if they are accompanied by a grandparent).

►Virtual Tour of Kyburg Castle

Visiting couple - Museum Schloss Kyburg
Visiting couple - Museum Schloss Kyburg

Valid passes
Swiss Museums Pass
Raiffeisen Membership Card
Swiss Travel Pass
Winterthur Museum Pass
Caritas "KulturLegi" 

Location / Directions

Public transport
Bus 655 from Effretikon (S-Bahn connection from Zurich, Winterthur and Wetzikon) to Kyburg Gemeindehaus (municipal building) or S 26 to Sennhof-Kyburg, with a good three-quarters of an hour's walk from there.

If you travel by train/bus, entry to the museum is free for children on the Family Card. → www.zvv.ch

By car
Take the A 1 to the Kemptthal, then travel via Kemptthal and Ottikon to Kyburg. Parking spaces at the entrance to the village. No parking spaces at the Schloss.

On foot
A variety of well-signposted footpaths lead to Schloss Kyburg from every direction under the sun.
From Winterthur via the  Eschenberg, approx. 1 3/4 h
From Weisslingen via the Brünggerberg, approx. 1 1/2 h
From Kempttahl via Billikon, approx. 1 1/2 h

Hiking destination - Museum Schloss Kyburg

Even better, why not combine your visit with a cycling tour? Many quiet country lanes lead  to the castle from Wetzikon, Tösstal or the valley of the River Kempt.

People with a disability

People with a mobility impairment

Despite the normal ban on vehicles, you can register with us for permission to drive up in front of the entrance to the Schloss or into the courtyard, and leave your car there.

The kitchen that dates from the Middle Ages, the former coach house and the chapel with the wonderful wall paintings - these are all accessible by wheelchair over a small threshold on the level of the courtyard, as are the disabled toilet facilities in the outbuildings.

People with a visual impairment

Guide dogs are the only dogs allowed into the Schloss.

Practical information

Opening hours in 2017:
1 April to 31 October,
Tuesday to Sunday,
10am to 5.30pm

Schloss 1 8314 Kyburg

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