The castle of Frauenfeld, situated in the Lake Constance region with its distinctive culture, is the landmark that dominates the cantonal capital. Nearby attractions include Mainau island, the Rhine Falls, the towns of Stein am Rhein and Konstanz, the baroque monasteries of St. Katharinental, Ittingen and Fischingen. There is a superb view from the castle’s massive 13th c. tower. Rooms decorated with late Gothic murals give a good idea of how the nobles lived. Since 1960 the Thurgau History Museum has been housed in the castle. The knights’ cellar and the interiors taken from historic buildings (14th–18th c.), presented almost unaltered, have a charm of their own. The treasure chamber contains some precious gold work, including the famous mitre of Kreuzlingen. Illuminated manuscripts, paintings on glass, sculptures and altarpieces bear witness to the many churches and monasteries which once flourished here.
guided tours by arrangement
Tue - Sun 2pm - 5pm
Contact informationCastle Frauenfeld
Owner: Kanton Thurgau
Phone: +41 (0)58 345 73 80
How to find us
by car: 30 min from Zürich via A1/A7 exit Frauenfeld-West or 20 min from Konstanz via A7 exit Frauenfeld-Ost; direction town centre. Parking: Marktplatz or Promenadenstraße
by train: Frauenfeld is on the Romanshorn-Geneva line; 5 min walk from the station to the old town.
by train: intercity-distance Romanshorn-Genf, station Frauenfeld, 5 min walkway to Oldtown