Werdenberg castle was founded around 1228-1230 by Count Rudolf I of Montfort. Today, the architectural complex comprises two museums – one in the castle and one in the town – that tell the 800-year history of the rulers and their subjects. Three of the epochs – the times of the counts, the governors of Glarus and that of the well-to-do Hilty family – are effectively displayed in the castle. The Museum Schlangenhaus, located in the town, shows how people in the Werdenberg region lived in the olden days. The bistro, a wooden structure in the castle’s courtyard, serves homemade cakes and regional snacks.

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Founded: 1228
Category: Castles and fortifications in Switzerland

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Bhargav Bhatt (10 months ago)
Beautiful path with beautiful view. There is also restaurant next to the castle. Can have nice coffee or beer.
Roberto Catanuto (11 months ago)
Simple and silent place, with a great view of the valley and the Alps.
Adrian Bar (11 months ago)
Nice castle above the lake
Kamlesh Vyas (12 months ago)
This was super interesting place. If you like old stuff, you need to visit this place. This Castle is 900 years old approximately. Interesting construction, and family living arrangements. Very strong and you can see whole town from top of it.
Irina Vacarciuc (12 months ago)
Nice small town with a nice view over it and the see. ?
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