Schloss Wildenstein - Switzerland
Updated: Apr 26
If you are looking for a pleasant stroll on a weekend, consider the lovely route from Lampenberg to Wildenstein and back to Lampenberg. This relatively flat route is stroller-friendly (except for the Rundgang around the castle) and offers views of rolling hills, farms and the impressive Wildenstein Castle.
The Wildenstein castle dates back 700 years and is listed as a "Swiss Site of National Significance."
The castle is only open to the public the first Sunday of the month from June through October and on Mother's Day (of course).
The castle doesn't need to be open to enjoy the scenic views from the exterior. If you participate in the Rundgang, take a moment to sit on the bench located behind the castle. There is an engaging story (a recording plays as you sit down) about the castle's history. It is the perfect listening opportunity while you take the time to indulge in a snack break!
The hike is void of tourists and is an easy route for people of all ages.
Good to Know:
This is an easy route.
The route is stroller - friendly, however, the Rundgang around the castle is not stroller-friendly, however, you can leave the stroller parked next to the castle.
There are plenty of grilling stations and benches along the route.
The route is a mix of forests and open trails. Bring sun hats, sunscreen and sun protection.
If you are interested in booking a private tour, please contact the castle staff directly here.
This hike is particularly lovely during the spring months.
Our children, who are quite independent these days, elected to bring their scooters on this route. Is this a scooter-friendly route, yes and no. There are sections they had to carry their scooters due to the terrain, but did it make them happy, why yes it did. At this point, it's all a compromise and on this one, we were most happy to oblige!
There are no toilets along the route.
The castle is only open to the public one time per month.
There are no opportunities to fill water along the route. Pack plenty of water for the duration of the hike.
For more detailed information on the area, please visit the following website.
There is a section in the woods that includes a steep decline. Please use extra caution if you are pushing a stroller on this section.