How to get there

The exhibition "Paths to Freedom" is located at Trachselwald Castle in the former remand prison of the Bernese district of Trachselwald. The prison from the Middle Ages and modern times can be visited in the donjon keep opposite of the exhibition. In the area of the castle is also an exhibition on the Bernese writer and journalist Carl Albert Loosli, who spent several years in juvenile institutions, including Trachselwald Castle.

How do I reach Trachselwald Castle?

By car, motorcycle, e-bike or bicycle

Trachselwald Castle is located above the village of Trachselwald in the Emmental, between Ramsei and Sumiswald, on the Herzschlaufe e-bike tour 399 and the cycling-tour 94.

There are 2 signposted parking spaces at the castle:

The first (larger) parking lot is signposted below the castle on the left side. From there, a footpath leads up a hidden long wooden staircase directly into the castle courtyard to the entrance of the Anabaptist History Exhibition.

The second (smaller) parking lot is located about 200 meters up the road. It is a few meters away from the main castle entrance. The castle can be reached from here without stairs.

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The exact address is:
Schloss 8, 3456 Trachselwald

By train/bus

The closest bus stop is in the village of Trachselwald. The bus stop is served by bus line 482 very rarely (only on weekdays). The buses leave from the train stations Grünenmatt and Sumiswald-Grünen.

The S-Bahn (suburban rail) stations Grünenmatt and Sumiswald-Grünen are served every half hour: direct connection S 44 from Bern ...50 (via Burgdorf); S 4 from Bern ...20 (via Burgdorf), change in Ramsei; S 4/Bus 284 from Langnau i.E., change in Ramsei.

From the train station Grünenmatt you can reach Trachselwald Castle in about 40 minutes via Trachselwald village (follow the hiking trail).


By foot/Täuferpfad (Anabaptist trail)

Trachselwald Castle is connected to the Swiss hiking trail network. It can be reached via hiking trail from the train station Grünenmatt as well as from the train station Sumiswald-Grünen.

In addition, the approximately 8-kilometer-long Anabaptist trail (Täuferpfad) "On the trails of the Sumiswald Anabaptists” leads past Trachselwald Castle.

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