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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Founded: 1206
Category: Castles and fortifications in Switzerland

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karim meg (8 months ago)
Belle histoire pour un beau monument.
Greg Turnbull (15 months ago)
Great views of Sargans and various mountains
Christian Marek (15 months ago)
Cool ruin great view
Mike Nunes (15 months ago)
A place abandoned pity just to see a couple of rocks. No information about the place.
D Lee (18 months 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.
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