The history of Hohenklingen castle is closely linked to the small town Stein am Rhein and the monastery St. Georgen. Around 1200, Walter von Klingen erected a residential tower on the site of the present castle. Around 1460, the battlements against firearms were installed. 

In 1499, at the time of the Swabian war, and from 1618 to 1648 during the Thirty Years' War, the castle played an important role and was enforced. From 1895 to 1897 the city of Stein am Rhein completed a total renovation to the dilapidated castle. The castle was again extensively restored in 2005-2007. Today Hohenklingen is open to the visitors.

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