There has been a fort in the site of current Altenklingen castle since around 1200. It was owned by the Barons of Klingen until 1395. After the last owner of Klingen family was killed in battle the castle changed hands several times.

Leonard Zollikofer (1529-1587) demolished the old castle and commissioned architect Mathäus Höbel from Kempten im Allgäu to build a new one. Today it is still privately owned by the family.

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Founded: 16th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Switzerland

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Emil Germann (14 months ago)
Always beautiful
Daniel Eberle (15 months ago)
Very nice castle. Private.
Alert ! (17 months ago)
Fits well for a short excursion. Can only be seen from the outside. There is a ruin nearby. Let's see there too.
Stewart Finney (2 years ago)
I went there with Chase Wilson, an American descendent of the Zollicoffer family. We spent a full day driving across the country to visit the castle (chase even got a speeding ticket). We got there and politely approached a lady moving a laundry basket and Chase told her we traveled from America to see the family castle. She completely blew him off and mumbled “anyone could say that”. Still nice on the outside and pet deer fenced in.
florian walkhoff (2 years ago)
Nice little castle
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