Kastelen Tower Ruins

Willisau, Switzerland

Kastelen castle was built in the 13th century by the Counts of Kyburg. At the time of the peasant war in 1653 it was looted and left to decay. Today the tower remains. 


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Founded: 13th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Switzerland


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Bart Pelle (20 months ago)
These ruins are an amazing sight. After only a 20-30 minute hike from the town, you'll be presented an incredible experience of a ruins dating back to 1273. With a massive steel construction totalling 300,000KG, you can make your way to the top of the former watchtower and enjoy a view that lets you see the beautiful landscape and the few towns around. The hike is light and easy, and the steel construction is very stable and doable for kids. Outside are two fire places where you can prepare food, or simply sit and get warm.
Ewelina W (21 months ago)
Lubię to miejsce, idealne na spacer, na grilla, atrakcje dla dzieci.
kamil velart (22 months ago)
Moc pěkný výhled... V zimním období vstup jen do 17 hod.
Aaron Humboldt (3 years ago)
Nice and easy hiking trip to well maintained historic tower with lovely landscape view. Free entry to the tower.
Monika Baechler (4 years ago)
The hike up is quite a workout, but it's worth it. There's no view from the ruin, because it's surrounded by forest. You have beautiful view going up, passing a vineyard and farms. The ruin is accessible, and you can go inside and up. Picnic areas and grilling places are available.
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