Wulp Castle was built during the high Middle Ages. Despite this, the castle is documented only in a few found texts, and much of the castle's history is not known. However, in the chronicle of Muri Abbey, a castle that could perhaps fit Ruine Wulp's description - a castle in proximity to Zurich and Lake Zurich - was mentioned, but this has not been confirmed by other findings and is mere speculation. Also, a person named Eghart of Küsnacht was mentioned in the chronicle and several other documents to be the owner of the castle in the late 11th century. The castle was probably destroyed or abandoned already in the 13th century.

While no cemented and sure truth about the castle can be confirmed, progress has been made, including the finding of Bronze Age remnants after the excavation of the castle site, such as palisades. Other items have been uncovered about the castle's past, such as the altering of the castle in the 13th century, when it is presumed that most or all of the castle was replaced with a single tower and a central building, with only sections of the main wall still existing. After an unknown period of time, the Barons von Regensbergare known to have assumed ownership of Ruine Wulp, and also are known to have made plans to completely renovate the castle, but the plans probably were never realised.

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Founded: 11th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Switzerland

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Manuel Hagg (18 months ago)
Kleine Burgruine aus dem 12. Jahrhundert. Gibt drei Feuerstellen und genügend Sitzmöglichkeiten. Ca. 1h vom Bahnhof Küsnacht ZH entfernt. Für Kleinkinder ungeeignet. Ab 6 Jahren beginnt der Spass hier...
Mihai Gabureac (19 months ago)
Nice on a sunny day, can also do grilling, but quite small so it can get crowded.
Simon Riniker (2 years ago)
Completely unexpected, but very cool!
Dzigbodi Fabrice Amekoudi (2 years ago)
This is a pretty good hike for all beginners. It doesn't require that much effort to get there but the place is quite amazing. The nature is friendly. You can see the ruins of the castle and spent some quality time around with some snacks and drinks. You should definitely try.
Ben Tame (2 years ago)
Excellent location to visit as part of a hike or bike ride as located in a forest with pretty good paths. Ruin itself is in good condition and although small, gives a good idea what the site would have been like. Picnic and grill areas including litter bins.
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