Valangin castle was a residence of the local lords from mid-12th century to 1566. The oldest visible remains date from the 13th century. It consists of a courtyard surrounded by a rampart and a 'donjon' (keep), which hosts the current museum.

Since 1430 the castle was altered with semicircular towers to be defended against the firearms. The castle was damaged by fire in 1747 which destroyed a whole wing. The dungeon was restored and partly rebuilt between 1769 and 1772. Today Valangin castle is a museum.

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

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Niklaus Schenk (10 months ago)
Neat castle with well equiped rooms. Lots of things to see - inside the castle and outside. Guides are only available in French (as of this writing - October, 2021)
Stan Wolanski (12 months ago)
A petit museum that doesn't overwhelm kids. Outside space to explore/run. BYO picnic near top.
Frank (15 months ago)
Only a small castle but in very good condition. The museum is interesting and a path goes around for a stroll.
Diana Mora (3 years ago)
Beautiful castle in a small Swiss village, different activities are held throughout the year.
Pascal Champod (3 years ago)
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