The Restiturm, or Burgruine Resti, is a ruined castle in the municipality of Meiringen. The original castle was built in the 13th century and has been rebuilt several times. The castle is situated at the foot of the Hasliberges. The best preserved part of the castle is its tower, which still stands to this day. An examination of the castle interior reveals that the castle was constructed inside out, with the core's construction beginning in 1250. It took another 50 years before the iconic tower was completed.

The castle was the seat of the Knights of Resti, vassals of the Habsburgs. The first construction was in 1250 by Peter von Resti. It overlooks the Haslital and served to control and protect the valley and the trade routes across the Grimsel Pass, Joch Pass, Susten Pass, Grosse Scheidegg and Brünig Pass.

In the 16th century, the castle was abandoned and fell into disrepair. It was restored in 1914 and again in 2004. During this latter renovation, information boards, steel ladders and a terrace were added. Today, only the tower remains. It is owned by the nonprofit association Meiringen.

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Founded: c. 1250
Category: Castles and fortifications in Switzerland

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Hanspeter Sieber (Morepower) (5 months ago)
Beautiful old castle ruins with a great view of the valley, the Reichenbach falls and the mountains. You can climb all the way to the top via a lattice staircase. On each floor there are boards with explanations about the origins and use of the individual floors at that time. Unfortunately, the ubiquitous Sherlock Holmes was not encountered :-)
Paolo “Bepo” Bellotti (6 months ago)
Impressive castle tower with a beautiful view over Meiringen. It has everything that makes the grill heart beat faster. You can currently even see a bee nest in one of the upper openings.
Phil “Philovino” Eicher (9 months ago)
Perhaps because it is an unspectacular excursion destination and is not visited by countless tourists, it fascinated me. This medieval tower is well preserved, documented and only a 10-minute walk from the valley station. In the adjacent park there is a fire pit with free wood and a small fountain.
Matthias Wagner (2 years ago)
Sehr interessantes Örtchen. Beim Aufstieg zur Plattform gibt es ordentlich was zu Lesen und Oben hat man einen schönen Ausblick.
ma vision des choses le guide et voyageur (2 years ago)
Une ruine bien placée qui était habitée. Place picnic a proximité.
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