Wildenburg Castle

Baar, Switzerland

Wildenburg castle was founded in the 13th century by the Lords of Hünenberg, vassals of the counts of Kyburg and Habsburg. The first plant was probably just a stone ring wall with wooden buildings. A round keep and a palas in the northeastern corner were added later. In 1386, the knights of Hünenberg fought against the Confederates at the Battle of Sempach on the side of Habsburg Austria. Wildenburg was destroyed after that. The castle was then left to decay and used as a quarry in the 16th century.



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9, Baar, Switzerland
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Founded: 13th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Switzerland


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Katherine Stone Fedor (16 months ago)
Fun little hike from Zug. Waterfall, ruined castle, forested path, columbine flowers, wild strawberries, beautiful view over the city of Zug, picnic benches. The other direction (downhill) from the parking you can see three bridges (the Lorzentobelbrücken) from the same spot by the river (one historic wooden covered from 1759, one stone from 1910, one concrete from 1985). Very interesting.
Laurian Russo (16 months ago)
While not super amazing, it's neat to have some well restored ruins so close to town. People barbeque in the yard, meh. Really nice walk through the forest to get here.
Karlo Beyer (3 years ago)
Open 24/7, free of charge, barbeque spot, infomation board, waterfall, free parking and bus stop 15 minutes away by foot. Great destination not far from downtown Zug. The castle from the 12th century is extremely well preserved and lies on a steep rock spur on the slope to the Lorzentobel. Be careful - the slope is so steep that leaving the paths can be dangerous. The waterfall next to the castle is a rare natural monument and worth the journey alone.
Guillaume Meyer (3 years ago)
Nice place in the middle of the forest. The hike to get there is great. It might not be the easiest, but definitely worth it, especially the part when you cross a little wooden bridge in front of a waterfall. I also loved the eerie feeling emanating from the place, which is in really good shape for a ruin. It's crazy to imagine how much work it must've been to build this up there. There's a fireplace with a grill in the middle of the castle's courtyard, as well as a couple garbage bins, so you can bring your lunch with you without having to worry too much about keeping the place nice and clean! I'm not really sure whether there's any firewood available, though; it may be a good idea to pack some charcoal, too.
rolok66 (4 years ago)
Die Burgruine ist eindrücklich. Die Ruine lässt sich nicht so leicht finden. Es fehlt beim Aufstieg von der Straße ein gut sichtbares Schild, das auf die Burgruine aufmerksam macht. Wenn man nicht weiß, dass es eine alte Burg in der Nähe gibt, hat kaum eine Chance sie zu finden.
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