Schauensee Castle

Kriens, Switzerland

Schauensee Castle was first mentioned in the 13th century in connection with the Knight Rudolf von Schauensee (1257-1317) and was probably built in the 13th century. By the beginning of the 14th century it was already in ruins. At the end of the 16th century, Johannes von Mettenwyl acquired the complex and rebuilt it, retaining only the tower from the original castle. In 1750 it was rebuilt to its current appearance under the 'Meyer von Schauensee' family.

The municipality of Kriens was able to acquire the 'Schlössli' in 1963. Today, the castle is used for cultural events and as a reception hall.



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

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Moritz Eck (2 years ago)
beautiful. really nice view from the top ?
Arthi Bucher (2 years ago)
A fascinating 13th century castle worth visiting. Situated in Kriens and the view from the castle is breath taking. The castle can be rented for parties, weddings or other festivities and has a beautiful garden. The castle has maintained most rooms in the most antique way which is worth a visit.
William Richter (4 years ago)
Although the castle is closed for visits, the garden is still available to have a closer look at the tower. There is also access for cars and a small parking lot to avoid having to climb up and down a muddy trail. The castle is in a lovely spot overlooking the city of Lucerne and is a worthwhile stop during a hike up Pilatus
Sandy Miesch (5 years ago)
Nico G. (5 years ago)
Wunderschöner kleiner Schlossgarten. Schloss war leider nicht zugänglich. Tolle Aussicht über denn See
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