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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Animesh Kumar (8 months ago)
MUST VISIT if you are in the city of BUCHS. A small walk from the town leads you to this beautiful place which still maintains its medieval era. The moment you enter the route to the castle, you eyes will catch glimpse of these very old but beautiful houses and the streets. There are multiple photo spots, one on the way up and one on the top, from where you can admire Swiss Alps all around you with small Swiss villages in the valleys. A small shop is present at the top where you can have coffee or snacks as you refresh yourself with the view. There is a small lake there, which provides a stunning view of the castle and the beautiful medieval houses.
Zsuzsii Nagy (12 months ago)
It's a nice place to visit while someone is in Buchs. Walking around the lake, feeding a birds and walking up the castel is a nice way to spend time there. I enjoyed being there, although it was closed. Absolutely recommended! Walk around, have a lunch in the restaurant up the castel, visit the old ages houses, get an ice cream by the lake! Enjoy the sun, the view of the mountains around.
Bhargav Bhatt (2 years ago)
Beautiful path with beautiful view. There is also restaurant next to the castle. Can have nice coffee or beer.
Roberto Catanuto (2 years ago)
Simple and silent place, with a great view of the valley and the Alps.
Adrian Bar (2 years ago)
Nice castle above the lake
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