Alt-Signau Castle Ruins

Signau, Switzerland

Alt-Signau castle was the ancestral home of the Barons of Signau. The family was first mentioned in 1130 when Werner von Signau appeared in a historical record. The castle was designed to protect and control the road between the Emmental and the Aare river. In the mid-14th century the castle was abandoned when the family moved to Neu-Signau Castle on a hill across the valley.

The ruin is relatively well preserved.



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Founded: 12th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Switzerland

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Micha Schmutz (19 months ago)
1. Thanks to the private owner who allows his ruins to be visited. 2. It is a beautiful ruin which can be reached via a narrow path with Stuffene. It's nice to visit the ruins as you get a sense of the past. On the steep hill you have a clear view through the trees.
Patrick Schmid (23 months ago)
The ruin is on a small hill. Access is from an adjacent farm (which has chickens and sheep, among other things, exciting for young children). The ascent is quite steep. We were there in late winter, there was still snow in the shady area and it was slippery. At the top is the ruin which is small but beautiful. As I could see there were open fire pits but saw no wood depot on site. Unfortunately, there is no seating on site either, but the ruins of the wall invite you to sit down. Nice place!
ma vision des choses le guide et voyageur (3 years ago)
Pretty place still well preserved
Benjamin Stocker-Zaugg (3 years ago)
Very impressive. There are still enough wall remains to be able to get an idea of ​​the system. The castle ruins stand in the middle of a beautiful hiking area. It can be easily reached on foot from Signau train station in about 45 minutes.
Simone SCHÄR (3 years ago)
Tolle natur
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