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Ruine Stein, Baden
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Stein Castle 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.HistoryThe castle was built on a rocky promontory above Baden gorge some time before 1000. In the late 11th Century the castle came to the Lenzburg 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.
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  • The ruins of this castle is always good for a Sunday stroll. Very well maintained paths and environment.
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  • So it's a climb of noteworthy stairs/steps and elevation...but we felt it was worth it just to quietly sit and watch the sunset. Trust me...we weren't alone...several other couples were enjoying the v...  more »
  • High above the Town Centre is, of course, from where you have Ruine Stein a fantastic view of the city and the surrounding mountains. The first castle on the site was probably built sometime in the 1000 century. It was changing owners and in 1415 was razed to the ground in connection with the consumption of Aargau. 250 years later Baden's City Council decided to rebuild the Castle, and it came to pass in the years 1658-1670. But already in 1712, when Baden was consumed, became the new mayor shot South and together, and then again as lay in ruins. In 1837 it was decided to open the ruin as public parkland, and that is how it still. A simple way to get up to the ruin is to find the store Runners Points in Weite Gasse 33 very near Stadtturm. Just to the left of the store is a staircase, possibly called the St. Niklausstiege, along which you can walk all the way up to the top. The trip up is not too bad-going people! I spoke 449 step up here! But the view of the city is reward enough, and is the greatest experience by coming up to the ruin, which in itself is nothing more than a bunch of old stone.
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