Stein Castle, Aargau

Some facts about the castle

Stein Castle (German: Schloss Stein or Ruine Stein) is a castle ruin above the municipality of Baden in the canton of Aargau in Switzerland. It is a Swiss heritage site of national significance.

The castle was built on a rocky promontory above Baden gorge some time before 1000. In the late 11th Century the castle came to the Lenzbourg family. By the early 12th Century, the cadet line that lived in the castle called themselves the Counts of Baden. In 1172, the castle was inherited by the Kyburg family. When that family died out in 1263, the castle was inherited by the Habsburgs in 1264. The castle was occupied by a bailiff and was the seat of the Austrian administration for Vorderösterreich (Further Austria) and housed the archive. The castle was besieged and destroyed in 1415 by the Swiss Confederation. It was rebuilt in 1658-70 but was demolished in 1712. It remains in ruins since that time.

OMG!  Sooooo many stairs 😂 I felt like I was going to die… But it was definitely worth the pain, when you get up there you get the best view of the city! I was so mesmerized. If you visit Baden, please don’t forget to visit the castle,  just make sure you are using comfortable shoes. I had a blast. I hope you guys like my pictures as much I as loved taking them.






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