Hegi Castle

Visitors to Hegi Castle can enjoy vegetable varieties from bygone days, which are also grown here.

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. 

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Opening Hours

May to October

Saturday, 2.00pm – 5.00pm
Sunday, 10.00am – 5.00pm

Saturday, 2.00 – 9.00pm
Sunday, 11.00am – 7.00pm