Experience culture in Spiez

Vineyards, alpine viniculture and a lot of history

Wander in the footsteps of Spiezer history in the castle of Spiez with its over 1000-year old castle church, you will find out on a leisurely walk through the vineyards more about the Spiezer alpine viniculture or visit the museum of local history and viticulture. The parish of Spiez has a rich cultural programme. Apart from the castle and wine-growing there are also other cultural assets in the district of Spiez such as the military base from the 2nd World War, historic churches and many energy spots to discover. Additionally various cultural events shape the course of the year.


Cultural highlights in Spiez

  • In the museum of local history and viticulture find out more about life in Spiez during the 18th century

  • Enjoy the fantastic panoramic views of the bay

  • On a walk through the vineyards experience the alpine Spiezer viniculture

  • Discover Spiez from a different angle at one of the many cultural events

Spiez Castle

Experience 1300 years of history

The Spiez Castle is one of the prettiest and the most impressive witnesses of the Bernese history. Originally a medieval fortress, the historic building changed over time to a patrician residence. The Spiez castle is a cultural and touristic spot with charm and charisma. This also includes special exhibitions which annually change, guided tours for groups and a picturesque castle café. The castle can also be rented out for seminars or weddings.


Museum of local history and viticulture

The wine museum in Spiez

The museum of local history and viticulture is located in a typical Simmentaler house from 1728. You can see the representation of a farming household, a complete cooper’s workshop, «Trüel» (wine press) with grape press and an exhibition about the work in the vineyards and in the cellar.


Spiezer alpine viniculture

The winegrowing in Spiez and its cultural heritage

The best-known cultural heritage in Spiez are the vineyards. Together with the castle, they shape the landscape between the Spiezberg and the bay. Did you know that the Spiezer vineyard is the highest vineyard located north of the Alps? The Spiezer alpine viniculture looks back on an around 1000-year old tradition. With 11.5 hectares the alpine viniculture it is the second largest winery in the canton of Bern. 80’000 bottles of wine are produced annually. Also the most important festival in the yearly agenda in Spiez – the «Läset Sunntig» (wine festival) - is closely related to the viniculture.


Did you know?


of the in total of 12 1000-year old churches on Lake Thun are the Castle Church Spiez and the Church Einigen


Military bases from the Second World War – KP Heinrich, artillery works Faulensee and the interdiction base – are found in the local area of Spiez


years already that the castle reigns over Spiez


was when the Simmentaler farming house was built – the present-day museum of local history and viticulture

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