Farnsburg Castle Ruins

Ormalingen, Switzerland

Farnsburg  castle ruins are the remains from the 14th century. It was built by the Counts of Thierstein between 1319-1342. In the 15th century Farnsburg lost its military purpose. The buildings were left to decay and it was easily conquered in 1653 (the Peasants' War) and finally in 1798 (by the revolting farmers). In 1798 the city Vogt was finally expelled and the castle was set on fire by landowners. The ruin was then used as a quarry.

A good starting point for a hike to the ruins is the Landgasthof Farnsburg - from here it is 20 minutes walk to the ruins. There are also BBQ and picnic facilities in close proximity to the ancient ruins.

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Founded: 1319-1342
Category: Castles and fortifications in Switzerland

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Manizon BS (3 months ago)
Sehr Cool auf der grossen Schild Mauer zu stehen!
Yves Baumann (3 months ago)
Despite renovation work, part of the ruin can be visited. The view of the area is fantastic.
Andreas Mentel (4 months ago)
Will be renovated until 2022, but still easily accessible
Sabine Draeger (10 months ago)
Nice place to relax and enjoy
Esther Freivogel (11 months ago)
Despite the large construction site, it is possible to go up the defensive wall and enjoy the wonderful view
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