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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Teun van Duinhoven (2 years ago)
Great viewing point
Ross Heaney (3 years ago)
Stunning views of the countryside, great for a pleasant and easy walk up, with the extra bird’s eye view from the top of the ruins. Highly recommend walking from here to Wyher castle, approximately 50mins.
Markus Schmid (3 years ago)
Extreme foresight. Modern expanded. With barbecue areas and public toilet
Bart Pelle (5 years 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.
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