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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  • In just a few minutes, climb up via stairs and paths Baden's old town to the ruins of stone. In several places, it has seating areas with views. The most impressive view opens of course at the highest point! From there, overlooking a large part of the city Baden and Wettingen municipality. For railway enthusiasts, the view is especially worthwhile because the whole station ;) - overlook Baden - in model size. My Tip: they prepare it with a couple of fresh seasonal fruits and berries from the region and from a Baden bakery with "Spanish Brödli" from and they make a short picnic above to complete the scenic experience! I made this recently, but unfortunately had to due to a weather break my "Spanish Brödli" eat somewhere else in the dry – this I looked at my Facebook live posts from the Castle Rock me...! .. .the of posts are still on my Facebook profile!;) Have fun!
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  • As an high point in Baden, it overlooks the Baden city for both the old center and the modern one. If the weather is good, you can see snow capped Alps in the horizon towards Zürich direction. A must-...  more »
  • While not for the weary of leg, Stein Castle offers stunning hilltop views framed by a historic ruined castle. First, my recommendation for your Baden and Stein Castle vist begins by parking east of t...  more »

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