Bear stories


A symbol of power, strength and courage, the bear was considered the king of animals in Europe until the 12th and 13th centuries.

There are many oral, written and iconographic traces of cults surrounding the bear. The various owners of the Castle of Chillon have left their mark, mainly in visual representations of bears.

Other bear stories can be visited in the Hall of the Coats of Arms (Room 18), in particular the parade of teddy bears from the Alexis Forel Museum antique toy collection in Morges.

The exhibit is completed with the clever bear sculptures from the collection of former Federal Councillor Samuel Schmid.

May 10th, 2009 - Bear hospital - Funny workshop for children

As part of our exhibition "Bear Stories", Ms. Dériaz, will be available to our young visitors to learn how to create an original teddy bear head and arms in a rare material: mohair.

For the youngest, a second workshop will enable them to achieve something more simple on the theme of ours, with similar materials.

Children can also bring their old bear to be repaired.

15.00 to 17.00
1st group for children ages 9 to 12 (max. 10 children)
2nd group for children from 6 to 8 years (max. 10 children)

Price: CHF 10.-/enfant, in addition to the entrance fee

Starting April 12, 2009

Guided tour of the castle from the Bernese point of view: every sunday at 15:00 (in French only)
Free of charge!

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    Admission fees
    Adult CHF 13.50
    Child 6-15 years CHF 7.00
    Family (2 adults with up to 5 children 6-15 years) CHF 35.00

    GROUPS (20 peolple min.)
    Admission fees
    Adult CHF 10.50
    Child 6-15 years CHF 6.00

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