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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