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Ruine Stein, Baden

Categories: Castles, Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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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 view is very nice, and the rise of a nice (short) March. Then you should enjoy in the Belvedere!
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  • The climb the many stairs up to the ruins worth you have a breathtaking view! The way for old houses
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  • The ruins was a medieval castle. You overlooked the Badener old town with a beautiful view over the Limmat Valley. The other day I heard that the reformed church at the station square has arisen from the rubble. Here and there are listed theatre or spectacle, always a feast for the eyes and the scenery is simply unique!
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