During the lockdown due to the pandemic we discovered a lot of places that we haven't seen before. We visisted a lot of castles nearby and it became our our favorite afternoon walks away from the crowd.
We are lucky to be surrounded by different castles in switzerland that turned into an amazing museum.
The castle's beautiful rose garden.
The inside of the castle. Showing the old furnitures, clothes, and of course my favorite the "Kachelofen".
Pictures in the castle through the years.
This bed is like in a fairytale movie.
Not a fox but a "siebenschläfer"
They have their own chapel that is located just right outside the castle and nowadays it can be rented for wedding ceremonies.
The beautiful view over-looking Baldeg lake (Baldegersee).
They also have a public bath open every summer the lake is also good for stand-up paddles but with it's own restrictions as the lake is well protected (no boats allowed) that nakes the area very peaceful.
The castle visit was very relaxing you can just sit in the rose garden and enjoy the view for hours.
They have a small cafe where you can enjoy a coffee or a small dessert.
Plus they have a nice playground for the little ones.
A beautiful castle with a well-preserved heritage in one place.
The wonderful garden with stairs in the middle will instantly make you feel a princess from the past. The beauty of the flower garden on the hill looking over small towns nearby is simply breathtaking.
Rose garden with all the information written on the side like, what kind of rose it is and the year it was planted.
At the beginning, there's an introduction about the family who used to live in the castle. Their past positions and their funny characters are portrayed on a digital screen which is very entertaining for the kids.
This part is the best for me as an interior-design lover. You'll get to see all the beautiful old-fashioned furnitures, plates and cuttlery that only rich poeple could afford at that time.
It is very goo that they are able to maintain and preserved all the castle's belongings for future generations.
This feels like a time-travel room with the unique oven/stove that they use as a heater. Imagine how many woods they have to burn everyday during winter.
You could see how lavish their lifestyle in this buffet. All those gatherings and dinners that we see on movies are actually true.
Another room with a 'Kachelofen' tiled stove. Each room has it's own design and uniqueness. Even the maids room has a small one.
A lot of things to see and to do in this castle. For the kids it will be very entertaining as they have 'rätsel' game for them to be able to go see all the areas with all the informations and at the end they will get a small price.
A small bird cage also near the rose garden, vegtable garden with all the herbs and spices, huge relaxing area with sun beds is available.
It's our yearly tradition to visit a pumpkin farm every september. This is a fun activity that we've been doing in Switzerland during autumn or late summer.
We usually go to Jucker farm, Seegräben near Pfäffikon lake. This year we went to Bächlihof in Rapperswil.
On the weekends
when the weather is nice and sunny these pumpkin farms are very busy.
It is advisable to go during the week.
Less crowd, more parking space and you are more relaxed. That is why we prefer to go at the beginning of the season.
I loved their freshly-pressed apple juice, it is a must-try. Kids can play in the straw playing area or play with the goats while you enjoy your afternoon coffee.
They have home-made pies, cakes and tarts. You can also grill bratwurst or do bbq at their available public bbq grill. They have a farm shop where you can buy bratwurst, salds, organic vegatables and of course, Pumpkins!!
They have different pumpkins for decorations or for cooking.
This year's theme is "Unterwasser" (under water)
So you will see different underwater
characters like sponge bob,submarines etc.
They have very unique and interesting ideas every year and we will never get tired of it that it became a yearly tradition already the last 12 years.
*Walking near the lake is also nice after visiting the farm.