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.


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Pfäfers, Switzerland
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Founded: 1206
Category: Castles and fortifications in Switzerland


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beat shona (2 years ago)
Impressive castle ruins perched on hill above Bad Ragaz.
Cladio Martins (2 years ago)
A place to visit with a grillplace is a dream for me.
alain haberstich (2 years ago)
Nice place, some parts well preserved. Grear view (given the weather permitts).
António Rocha (2 years ago)
Wow this is a brutal spot with 3 close monuments , a small Chappel a Christus statue and the ruins of the "wartenstein" castle, the place has a beautiful view over the valley, all of this places are connected with small trails, the majestic wall from the castel still standing! There is plenty information about how it was and when it was build.. By the entrance in the wall of the ruin, on the other side you can find a large place with barbecue or just place for a fire and great spot for a nap! Its around 800 years old! There is plenty of parking space, when you arrive to the place its easy to spot it Acess for wheelchairs is possible to the Christus statue but very dificult to the Chappel and probably impossible for wheelchairs to the ruins The restaurant is closed due to the current situation
Robert Radnai (3 years ago)
Wonderful panorama! Worth to see, visit!
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