Castles on the Grand Tour Experience 5 of Switzerland's beautiful castles

Issue: 1/2018
If you always wanted to see the castles of Switzerland this is your big chance. The Grand Tour takes you to these important historical buildings and in this article you can find out which routes lead to which castles.

Arenenberg Castle

This castle in Salenstein, Thurgau, is also home to the Napoleon Museum. Visit this page to see the Grand Tour interactive map of the route that will take you pass Arenenberg castle.

 

 

 

Werdenberg Castle and village

First referenced in 1289, it is definitely worth a visit. Visit this page to see the Grand Tour interactive map of the route that will take you pass Werdenberg castle.

 

The old village of Werdenberg (13th century) with its castle, situated in the St. Gallen Rheintal corridor.

The Bellinzona forts

During the Middle Ages, the Bellinzona forts formed a barricade against intruders from the north. Today UNESCO World Heritage Property, their sky-high towers and defensive walls welcome all who visit them. Visit this page to see the Grand Tour interactive map of the route that will take you pass the Bellinzona forts.

 

Bellinzona, Sasso Corbaro Castle, UNESCO World Heritage.

Chillon Castle

This moated castle is the most-visited historical building in Switzerland. Visit this page to see the Grand Tour interactive map of the route that will take you pass Chillon castle.

 

Chillon Castle

Spiez Castle

Enjoy 1,300 years of interactive history inside this wonderfully situated castle. Visit this page to see the Grand Tour interactive map of the route that will take you pass Spiez castle.

 

Spiez Castle and Lake Thun. In the background the mountains Sigriswiler Rothorn and Niederhorn.


 

Photo credits: Werdenberg village and castle © Switzerland Tourism/swiss-image.ch/Christof Sonderegger;  Bellinzona forts © Ticino Turismo/swiss-image.ch/Edmondo Viselli; Chillon Castle © Switzerland Tourism/swiss-image.ch/Christof Sonderegger; Spiez castle © Switzerland Tourism/swiss-image.ch/Ivo Scholz

Author: HELLO SWITZERLAND EDITORIAL TEAM

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