Hegi Castle, which dates from the 13th century, is situated to the east of Winterthur. The well preserved castle complex has 160cm (63”) thick walls, and thanks to its 10m (32 ft.) tall tower can be seen from a long way off.
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.
Winterthur Museum Pass
Experience this and many other museums with the Winterthur Museum Pass: CHF 29 for 1 day (excluding Technorama), CHF 44 for 2 days (including Technorama). The price includes travel on the museum bus and local public transportation (ZVV Zone 120). The Museum Pass can be purchased at the Tourist Information at Winterthur Train Station, in the museums, or online.
2.00pm – 9.00pm
11.00am – 7.00pm
May to October
Sunday, 10.30am – 3.00pm
|Zürich Main Station