Rolle Castle, Rolle

Rolle Castle is a castle in the municipality of Rolle of the Canton of Vaud in Switzerland. It is a Swiss heritage site of national significance.HistoryIn 1261, the Lords of Mont planned to build a city along the lake that would compete with the Aubonne and Saint-Prex. By around 1264, Rolle Castle was built named at the time Castrum de Ruello to protect the pier at the lake. However, the planned city was never built by the Mont family. In 1291, the castle was in possession of Count Amadeus V of Savoy, who granted it to several different families as a fief. In the course of the rivalry between the Counts of Savoy and the Lords of Vaud, in 1319 Amadeus V of Savoy finally built a city around the castle, in 1330 the city was named Ruelloz. This new city closed a gap in the savoy settlements on the northern shores of Lake Geneva.During the Bernese invasion, both Le Rosey Castle and Rolle Castle were attacked and burned.Under Bernese rule (1536-1798) Rolle was part of the bailiwick of Morges. In 1558, the Bernese merchant Hans Steiger, who was already the lord of Mont-le-Grand, acquired the barony of Rolle. His family retained the property until the French Revolution. The barony included the town of Rolle (except the fief of Les Uttins which belonged until the 18th century to the La Harpe family), Tartegnin, Vinzel, Luins, half of Essertines-sur-Rolle, some homes in Begnins, the region of Vincy and Saint-Vincent (now in Gilly), Bursinel and in 1615 they acquired Le Rosey Castle, Dully and Le Vaud. The judicial court was composed of the lord, his deputy, a court clerk, and ten members from Rolle and villages in the district. One of ten members governed the city. In 1740 the town bought itself out from under some taxes and duties.
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  • beautiful places to relax or stroll the family Sunday along the docks with playground for children + snowparck for great teens!
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  • Pleasant visit to this village at the edge of Lake Geneva. Beautiful beach. Beautiful castle. Quiet and serene atmosphere.
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  • beautiful typical Swiss village with its vineyards in heights, its Lake, its boats and its new port. recommend the Cherokee guesthouse to mount on rolle bookable on booking.com
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  • Lovely few hours break on a long drive through Europe 😊
  • Great place for children to play and relaxing walk with fantastic scenery
  • Nice place right on Geneva lake. Not much to do, except taking pictures
  • Located on the lake side it is easy to access. Nice place to visit, great view and even a playground next to it.
  • Beautiful park in Rolle. We only stopped for a few minutes but it is definitely worth a visit.
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