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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Ilona Toots (9 months 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 (10 months ago)
Very beautiful and not too crowded. Has a place to park the car and is good reachable.
Ross Heaney (11 months ago)
Absolutely beautiful! Relatively only locally known which makes it less busy with tourists. From the bus stop nearest to it, it’s only a short but steep uphill climb, but with plenty of rest benches along the way! Once there, it has many picnic tables and rubbish bins. You can freely explore the ruins and even climb to the top of the tower, but beware the steps are very steep if you don’t like heights (worth it though!). Fantastic for photos and for enjoying the views of the surrounding countryside.
Krisztina Marton (11 months ago)
Don’t skip visiting this amazing castle once taking a walk on the Holzweg.
heyitscheegkleegs (11 months ago)
The bathrooms are closed in winter but otherwise it's pretty cool.
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