Night impression of one of Switzerland’s most important water castles. I like to go there, not only to take photographs, but also just to enjoy the atmosphere and the nature close to this place. When taking photographs, the atmosphere can vary a lot, depending on the time of the year, the weather conditions (and, of course, also the own mood). Schloss Hallwyl is easy to get to, and there is also a big parking area near by, so there is no need to look around for hours for a parking space.
The castle “Schloss Hallwyl” is located on two islands within the Aabach. It is part of the Museum Aargau. At night, the water around the castle is often illuminated (or let’s say, part of it), giving this beautiful green color, contrasting against the stone walls of the castle. It is always rewarding to visit Schloss Hallwyl, also during the day, of course, where you can also visit the castle from inside. If you would like to make a short hike, you can also walk past Schloss Hallwyl, and go further till you reach the Hallwilersee, where you have – if the weather is on your side – a wonderful view over the Lake Hallwyl with the alps on the far end. And, of course, viewing Schloss Hallwyl at Night can be also very atmospheric, and rewarding. During the day, there are often events taking place at Schloss Hallwyl, including nightly games. You can also have a guided tour, and can even rent rooms for private events, like a wedding, or a special birthday party. But, of course, Schloss Hallwyl at night is even a bit more special.
This photograph was taken as a long time exposure. I have been using a Sony A7R II with a tripod and a 50mm lens, to capture just part of the scene. Exposure time for this picture was 20 seconds.