Hohensax Castle Ruins

Sennwald, Switzerland

Hohensax is a ruined castle in the Sennwald. The castle was built around 1200 by the barons of Sax, and was destroyed in 1446. In 1248, the castle passed to Ulrich von Sax, founder of the Sax-Hohensax line of the noble family. The castle was plundered in a feud of 1393, and sold together with the villages of Sax and Gams to the dukes of Austria. In the Old Zürich War, the people of Appenzell captured and slighted the castle in 1446.

After this, the barons of Hohensax resided in the nearby Forstegg castle at Salez. In 1640, the ruin passed to the barony of Sax-Forstegg, one of the constituent parts of the canton of Linth of the Helvetic Republic in 1798, and later the canton of St. Gallen. It included the villages of Sax, Salez and Gams.

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Founded: c. 1200
Category: Castles and fortifications in Switzerland

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Christian Wortner (21 months ago)
Sehr schöne Wanderungen zur und um die Ruine herum möglich. Coole Aussicht
lucas frick (2 years ago)
A quaint ruin with a nice spot to grill and camp out. Easily accessible by bike or by foot. Also has a nice information board if you're interested in a bit of history.
Markus Lenherr (2 years ago)
Reste einer Burgruine.. schöne Grillstelle
Adrian (2 years ago)
Great spot for campfire, from one side gorgeous mountains from another side a forest.If you cross the forest, your eyes will have a nice view of Gams, Grabs and Sax. The fallen tower give this pleace misterious feelings.
Christian Meier (3 years ago)
Nice place
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