Werdenberg Castle

Werdenberg, Switzerland

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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Jason Feuerstein (9 months ago)
Absolutely beautiful views of the castle and old town by the lake. Great to sit for lunch. Highly recommend going to see and walk around but only go inside if you are really into the history
Chukka Dhinakar (9 months ago)
The staff are really friendly. €12 per person is a little expensive. Basic fitness is needed when you wish on visiting castles like these.
Andrew Sprich (10 months ago)
Really neat and secluded castle... but maybe a little too much? I was literally the only person there on a Saturday. The presentations are a little long to sit through, but the castle overall is really cool to walk around and visit.
Jip Janneke (10 months ago)
Nice little castle. Loved the audio guide. After the first floor, more items are on display. Loved the bistro. Very picturesque. The streets around the castle are worth a stroll.
Nansi Zd (12 months ago)
It's a peaceful and free place to sit in and watch breathtaking views, lakes, snowy mountains, the werdenberg castle and the animals in the lake. Nearby there's some restaurant/cafe and a delicious icecream place! There are benches to sit and people just pass by on bicycles or walking with friendly smiley faces ! It's really worth visiting for a peace of mind especially on a sunday when almost everything is closed in Buchs, switzerland!
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