Ruins of Stein Castle in Baden

If you make the effort to walk up to the ruins of Stein Castle, you will be rewarded with superb views of the Old Town and vineyards of Baden.

Centuries ago, Baden had its own castle – which however was destroyed not once, but twice: in 1415 by the Swiss Confederates, and 300 years later during the so-called Second War of Villmergen.

A visit to the former castle is nevertheless worthwhile, for from the ruins you can enjoy a magnificent panorama of Baden’s picturesque Old Town and vineyards.

In the course of the guided city tour, “Stein Castle”, children and their parents can find out more about the eventful history of the castle and about King Albrecht von Habsburg, who lived here.

In addition, the fully preserved St.-Niklaus-Kapelle chapel and the “Pulverkeller” (gunpowder cellar) harbor exciting stories about the castle and provide fascinating insights into life in medieval times.

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