Schalun Castle Ruins

Vaduz, Liechtenstein

Schalun Castle, also known colloquially as Wildschloss, was constructed probably during the second half of the 12th century or around the turn of the 12th century. The first written record about the castle comes from 1237. In it, it was also first referred to by name, as 'Schalun'. Archeological digs made in recent decades have revealed only small amounts of artefacts from the medieval and early modern period, suggesting that the castle might have been cleared and burned down at a later point in its history. In the 18th century, the castle came into the possession of the then Prince Regnant of Liechtenstein. The ownership of the castle ruin was handed over to the Municipality of Vaduz in 1933. Today, the best preserved parts of the castle are its grand hall and the remaining section of its keep.

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