Châtelard Castle

Clarens, Switzerland

The first wooden castle on the site of current Châtelard castle was built by the Burgundians around 1000. The current castle was built in the 13th and 14th centuries. It was looted and partially burned in 1476 during the wars of Burgundy.


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Founded: 13th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Switzerland


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Наталья Баулина (2 years ago)
Потрясающий вид. Замок весь пропитан жизнью и бытом того времени. Ощущение, что ты попал во времена Пьера II Савойского. Не хотелось уходить. В замке очень распологающая атмосфера.
Павел Павлов (3 years ago)
Замок Шателард внесен в список объектов всемирного наследия национального значения. Замок Шателанд, который находится в очень живописном месте среди деревьев, был построен XIV веке. Сегодня замок Шателард – это частная собственность. Последние 200 лет замок принадлежит одному из знатных семейств Швейцарии. Хозяева замка разрешают проводить на территории замка свадьбы и прочие мероприятия. Замок Шателард сегодня – это также гостиница, в которой можно остановиться на день или два и почувствовать себя королевской особой. На территории замка Шателард разбит виноградник, а в подвалах замка готовят вино. Посетителям замка разрешается продегустировать вино, а при желании, его можно и купить. Замок Шателард – излюбленное место Элтона Джона.
Marko Aleks (3 years ago)
Amazing Castle in Montreux. You can RBNB !!!!! It's formidable.
Engine Mind (3 years ago)
It's great place to stay
Paramjeet Singh Bhalla (3 years ago)
Brilliant property, 20 minutes walk from the Montreux promenade. Its Grand to say the least. There's no restaurant yet, but they said it's be there in a couple of months. The caretaker was very helpful. Great amenities. Beautiful old fashioned furniture. Also, had a huge kitchen with all modern amenities. Feels a little creepy at night though. Book it. :)
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The Beckov castle stands on a steep 50 m tall rock in the village Beckov. The dominance of the rock and impression of invincibility it gaves, challenged our ancestors to make use of these assets. The result is a remarkable harmony between the natural setting and architecture.

The castle first mentioned in 1200 was originally owned by the King and later, at the end of the 13th century it fell in hands of Matúš Èák. Its owners alternated - at the end of the 14th century the family of Stibor of Stiborice bought it.

The next owners, the Bánffys who adapted the Gothic castle to the Renaissance residence, improved its fortifications preventing the Turks from conquering it at the end of the 16th century. When Bánffys died out, the castle was owned by several noble families. It fell in decay after fire in 1729.

The history of the castle is the subject of different legends. One of them narrates the origin of the name of castle derived from that of jester Becko for whom the Duke Stibor had the castle built.

Another legend has it that the lord of the castle had his servant thrown down from the rock because he protected his child from the lords favourite dog. Before his death, the servant pronounced a curse saying that they would meet in a year and days time, and indeed precisely after that time the lord was bitten by a snake and fell down to the same abyss.

The well-conserved ruins of the castle, now the National Cultural Monument, are frequently visited by tourists, above all in July when the castle festival takes place. The former Ambro curia situated below the castle now shelters the exhibition of the local history.