The sixth Swiss Castle Day on Sunday, 3 October focuses this year on women. Attractions will be offered in all 25 Swiss castles. Did you know that in the Middle Ages women were superior to men? In terms of population, there were 15% more women than men at that time.
On the occasion of the sixth edition of the Swiss Castle Day, the 25 member castles have once again come up with exciting attractions. Find out what Lady Mildred experienced at Lenzburg Castle, exciting garden tours show "female plants" at Prangins Castle, Heidegg Castle lets you in on Baroness Pfyffer's favourite places, the sounds of violins enchant at Jegenstorf Castle, Kyburg Castle becomes a fairytale castle, whether countess, governess, maid or cook - they all lived at Oberhofen Castle and yoga courses are offered at the castles of Bellinzona. So visit the castle of your choice on Sunday, 3 October 2021.
Women have played a leading role since early history. In the Middle Ages, wars created a surplus of 15% more women than men. In the late Middle Ages, this trend reversed due to the persecutions of witches. The 17th century was marked by the development of women in education. In the 18th and 19th centuries, the literary vein of women became increasingly apparent. After the introduction of women's suffrage in Switzerland 50 years ago, the desire for equality increased more and more.
Strong women made their mark on history time and again. Joan of Arc, Florence Nightingale, Emmeline Pankhurst, Simone de Beauvoir and many others followed their visions and had the courage to change. Driven by the desire for peace, freedom, humanity and justice, they fought for a better world. Almost half of the 25 Swiss castles are also run by successful women.