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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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  • Cute rhinestone x a pleasant walk into town. Call it the Castle seems quite exaggerated, there are ruins of Castle has nothing.
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  • Beautiful view! After an exhausting climb, a panoramic view is awaiting to be admired. Did climb at night, quiet, cool and iluminated by the city light...on top the castle with the CH flag...unforgeta...  more »
  • Get instead is scandalous and pathetic. Checkpoints and radar everywhere, it seems that the population wants to cheat the poor tourist. Also people are unfriendly and rude! The Castle I was passionate and has nothing to do with others (I've been to Bellinzona and is another story).
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