Neu-Falkenstein Castle

Balsthal, Switzerland

Neu-Falkenstein Castle in Balsthal was probably built in the early 12th century by local noble family. In 1356 it was damaged by earthquake and during restoration got a new appearance. This is why the castle is called 'new' Falkenstein. 

The castle was destroyed in 1798 by local peasants during the Helvetic Revolution. Today the impressive ruins are restored.



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Founded: 12th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Switzerland

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Florin Nitu (2 years ago)
Easy hike, beautiful view and nature around. Plenty of places for kids to play in the forest.
Swathi (3 years ago)
Good place for hiking, lot many grill places are available with grilling wood. Recommended to go only in good dry weather.
Veronika Zaam (3 years ago)
Nice hiking. Beautiful view and interesting place to visit with kids
Ilona Toots (3 years ago)
Oh, wow! The best paths we've seen in Switzerland so far. Families with kids, a million grill spots, and amazing scenery+
Yanik Gygax (3 years ago)
Very beautiful and not too crowded. Has a place to park the car and is good reachable.
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