Nyon Castle

Nyon, Switzerland

Nyon Castle is first mentioned in 1272, but probably dates back to the Lords of Prangins. It was rebuilt by Ludwig I of Savoy. The rectangular building was built in a variety of building styles. In 1463, it was extensively rebuilt. Following the Swiss Confederation invasion of Vaud in 1530, the Bernese bailiff was at Nyon. In 1574-80 the castle was converted into the seat of the bailiff. It remained the seat of the bailiff and was renovated several times in the following centuries.

Today Nyon Castle is a museum.

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

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Steph West (2 months ago)
This place is very cool! Each floor is different and you can wander around on your own checking everything out and enjoying the incredible views!
Lina Nauli (3 months ago)
Chateau de Nyon is located near the city center. It looks ancient. Walking to the back part of this castle shall take visitors to see the lake.
Marin LC (4 months ago)
Make sure to enjoy the panoramic scenery!
Sudha Katta (2 years ago)
It has beautiful garden and ac castle, and you can walk along the river. Beautiful place,it seems some of the drawing of Tintin inspired by this town
Tomor Ajeti (3 years ago)
Great place for a view..if you visit the Chateau continue downhill and see the flowers as well and the gardens.. Free sight so you don't need to pay a fee... Most places in Switzerland are picture beautiful and this is one of them...
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