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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ma vision des choses le guide et voyageur (2 years ago)
Pretty place still well preserved
Benjamin Stocker-Zaugg (2 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 (2 years ago)
Tolle natur
Marcel Frei (2 years ago)
Mega schöner Ort
Marcel Frei (2 years ago)
Great place
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