Herblingen Castle

Stetten, Switzerland

Herblingen Castle in Stetten was probably built at the beginning of the 13th century by the Lords of Herblingen. In 1281 Konrad von Herblingen rebuilt the chapel, which may have been existed already in the 11th century. Herblingen family died out in the 15th century and after then castle owners changed many times.

The bank director Johann Wilhelm Gestefeld from Vienna acquired the castle in 1733 and converted it into a residence. By removing the battlements, drawbridge and ring wall he completely changed the appearance of the medieval castle. The trenches were also filled. The oldest existing part of the castle is probably the keep from the 13th century.


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


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zara tappolet (10 months ago)
Sehr schöne Aussicht, viel Natur.
anna müller (10 months ago)
Der um das Schloss liegende Wald ist zum spazieren und erholen wunderschön..gerade um den Schlossweiher rum.Traumhafte Natur..mit allerlei Tieren ...man muss nur Augen und Ohren offen halten.Je nachdem hat es (leider Mountain Biker und viele Leute die auch gern da sind)
Hansjorg Janett (14 months ago)
although it is a private residence, the surrounding woods are freely accessible; it is a fairytale castle that emerges from the woods as in ancient stories. a magical place for all lovers of nature and history! (and also a place of my childhood and adolescence having spent wonderful summers among my relatives in Herblingen)
Łukasz K (15 months ago)
The place had huge potential until it occurred that it is a private place, where someone lives around. No possibility to see the castle closer. But still, the castle itself is quite nice from outside.
Armando Chacon Villar (15 months ago)
This is a must visit. Not open to the public as it is a private corporate office. A wonderful sight nevertheless. The sorrounding walking paths through the forest along a creek are pure magic.
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