Beware, Chillon Castle will be stormed! Experience a day at a castle under siege. A distinguished guest will be in attendance at Chillon. He is the Count of Hallwyl Castle.

He specialises in moated castles and will give advice on how best to defend Chillon Castle.

Be part of the defence!

Family activities:

“A knight’s circuit”: children will be given a small booklet that shows them how to find their way around the castle. On the way they will perform exciting tasks and missions before they are knighted. A small treasure will await the knights at the end.

Adult activities:

Guided tours of the castle with a castle inhabitant in full medieval costume at 10.30 am, 11.30 am, 1.30 pm, 2.30 pm and 3.30 pm.

Other activities:

Events organised by the Swiss Castles Association, competition

Culinary delights:

Medieval delicacies, small snacks. Cash payment only.


  • Siege of the castle re-enacted by a medieval troupe, a soldiers’ assembly and a demonstration of weapons
  • Demonstration: Gunnery
  • Medieval music and dancing