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29 Best Castles in Switzerland (Photos)

Switzerland put more into developing its banking system and subsequent neutrality than into castles. Nevertheless, Switzerland has a handful of great castles. Check them out here.
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Aarburg castle

Aarburg castle

While Switzerland is best known for its banking system and neutrality over the centuries, it also has a good number of amazing castles and manor houses. That said, since Switzerland hasn’t engaged in battle for 500 years, it’s not surprising they don’t have as many fortresses and castles as other countries. While their neutrality wasn’t cemented until many centuries later, it’s been a de facto neutral nation for centuries.

Interestingly, the nation ceased getting involved in battles and wars around the same time as its world-renowned banking system started to develop (16th Century). You gotta hand it to them; one way to stay out of costly wars is to secure money for many nations. Other countries won’t attack the nation that holds all the money.

Nevertheless, Switzerland does have a good handful of castles to check out. We set out the best castles below.

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Castle Wildegg

Castle Wildegg

Vufflens Castle

Vufflens Castle

Valere Basilica

Valere Basilica


St. Maurice Fortress

St. Maurice Fortress

Schloss Stockalper

Schloss Stockalper

The Château de Spiez (Schloss Spiez)

The Château de Spiez (Schloss Spiez)

The Château de Spiez (Schloss Spiez)

The Château de Spiez (Schloss Spiez)


Schloss Arenenberg

Schloss Arenenberg

Schadau Castle

Schadau Castle

Schadau Castle

Schadau Castle

Oberhofen Castle

Oberhofen Castle


Neuchatel castle

Neuchatel castle

Lenzburg Castle

Lenzburg Castle

Lenzburg Castle

Lenzburg Castle

Hilterfingen Castle

Hilterfingen Castle

Heidegg Castle

Heidegg Castle

Hallwyl Castle

Hallwyl Castle


Castle Wasserschloss Hallwyl

Castle Wasserschloss Hallwyl

Chateau de Tourbillon, Sion, Switzerland

Chateau de Tourbillon, Sion, Switzerland

Chateau de Tourbillon, Sion, Switzerland

Chateau de Tourbillon, Sion, Switzerland

Chateau de Chillon

Chateau de Chillon

Chateau de Chillon

Chateau de Chillon

Château d'Aigle

Château d’Aigle


Champvent Castle

Champvent Castle

Castle of Gruyeres

Castle of Gruyeres

Old castle in Nyon, Switzerland

Old castle in Nyon, Switzerland

Castle Lauffen

Castle Lauffen

Chateau St. Maire

Chateau St. Maire

Castle Hinwil

Castle Hinwil


Castelgrande in Bellinzona Switzerland

Castelgrande in Bellinzona Switzerland

Castelgrande castle

Castelgrande castle

Aile Castle

Aile Castle

Aigle Castle

Aigle Castle

Aarburg castle

Aarburg castle

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