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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Gruetter Pascal (18 months ago)
Sehr schöne Ruine auch ein Grillplatz ist vorhanden. Vom Parkplatz in ca 10 minuten zu erreichen weiter oberhalb gibt es no eine grosse Wiese mit mehreren Grillplätzen. Auch ist es möglich im dahinterliegenden Wald zu Wandern
Joho Benjamin (18 months ago)
Super Sache
Matthias Strebel (20 months ago)
Es lohnt sich.
Marco (21 months ago)
Nice view from the top.
Stefan Fischer (2 years ago)
Historische Burgruine mit diversen Brätlistellen. Die Aussicht ist gigantisch
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