Wulp Castle Ruins

Küsnacht, Switzerland

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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Sascha Corti (2 years ago)
Small but pretty ruins. Interesting history on Wikipedia
Free Skies (2 years ago)
So beautiful, breath the air and feel free ?
Jari Arkko (4 years ago)
Interesting ruins, very nice walk
Magnus Kunow (5 years ago)
If you like ruins, this one does not get you ruined. However, it is by far not a must-see.
Manuel Hagg (5 years 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...
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