Wartenstein Castle Ruins

Pfäfers, Switzerland

Wartenstein castle was built around 1206 by Konrad von Zwiefalten. The castle is mentioned for the first time in 1208 and later owned for several families. In 1341  it was rebuilt and repaired by abbot Hermann II of Arbon. After the middle of the 16th century sources describe the castle dilapidated. The Abbey Pfäfers gave in 1586 the worthless site to the local residents as a quarry.

Comments

Your name

Website (optional)



Address

Pfäfers, Switzerland
See all sites in Pfäfers

Details

Founded: 1206
Category: Castles and fortifications in Switzerland

Rating

4.4/5 (based on Google user reviews)

User Reviews

karim meg (10 months ago)
Belle histoire pour un beau monument.
Greg Turnbull (2 years ago)
Great views of Sargans and various mountains
Christian Marek (2 years ago)
Cool ruin great view
Mike Nunes (2 years ago)
A place abandoned pity just to see a couple of rocks. No information about the place.
D Lee (2 years ago)
The view is gorgeous and transport is convenient, however the path to the castle ruins is a bit rugged so do not do it on a stormy day.
Powered by Google

Featured Historic Landmarks, Sites & Buildings

Historic Site of the week

Lincoln Memorial

The Lincoln Memorial is an American national monument built to honor the 16th President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln. It is located on the western end of the National Mall in Washington, D.C., across from the Washington Monument. The architect was Henry Bacon and the designer of the primary statue was Daniel Chester French.

Dedicated in 1922, it is one of several monuments built to honor an American president. It has always been a major tourist attraction and since the 1930s has been a symbolic center focused on race relations.

The building is in the form of a Greek Doric temple and contains a large seated sculpture of Abraham Lincoln and inscriptions of two well-known speeches by Lincoln, 'The Gettysburg Address' and his 'Second Inaugural Address'. The memorial has been the site of many famous speeches, including Martin Luther King's 'I Have a Dream' speech, delivered on August 28, 1963, during the rally at the end of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.

Since 2010, approximately 6 million people visit the memorial annually.