In 1550-54 the von Luternau family built the Belp Old Castle in the village to the site of earlier wooden castle. The Old Castle was the administrative seat of the Herrschaft during the 16th and 17th centuries.

Comments

Your name



Address

Dorfstrasse 23, Belp, Switzerland
See all sites in Belp

Details

Founded: 1550-1554
Category: Castles and fortifications in Switzerland

More Information

en.wikipedia.org

Rating

4.2/5 (based on Google user reviews)

User Reviews

Rosalie (15 months ago)
Klein aber fein. Ideal für eine kleine Feier. Vor allem jetzt während der Corona Zeit. Bänke vorhanden und ein kleiner Weier lädt zum Verweilen ein.
stifikus the musiclover (2 years ago)
Nice location for the music school
Juan Fernández (3 years ago)
Exquisite place.
Juan Fernández (3 years ago)
Exquisite place.
Christoph Riedwyl (3 years ago)
Kleine, feine Galerie im Schloss
Powered by Google

Featured Historic Landmarks, Sites & Buildings

Historic Site of the week

Gruyères Castle

The Castle of Gruyères is one of the most famous in Switzerland. It was built between 1270 and 1282, following the typical square plan of the fortifications in Savoy. It was the property of the Counts of Gruyères until the bankruptcy of the Count Michel in 1554. His creditors the cantons of Fribourg and Bern shared his earldom. From 1555 to 1798 the castle became residence to the bailiffs and then to the prefects sent by Fribourg.

In 1849 the castle was sold to the Bovy and Balland families, who used the castle as their summer residency and restored it. The castle was then bought back by the canton of Fribourg in 1938, made into a museum and opened to the public. Since 1993, a foundation ensures the conservation as well as the highlighting of the building and the art collection.

The castle is the home of three capes of the Order of the Golden Fleece. They were part of the war booty captured by the Swiss Confederates (which included troops from Gruyères) at the Battle of Morat against Charles the Bold, Duke of Burgundy in 1476. As Charles the Bold was celebrating the anniversary of his father's death, one of the capes is a black velvet sacerdotal vestment with Philip the Good's emblem sewn into it.

A collection of landscapes by 19th century artists Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot, Barthélemy Menn and others are on display in the castle.