Castles and palaces

Alps is a land of castles which guard the mountain valleys, and the palaces of kings and emperors.

In the Alps there is a lot of them. This site presents those that can be visited. Does not provide those who serve as private residences and are not open to the public.

Castles and palaces are described in the following data: name, address, brief description, link to the website of tourist attraction, photo.

Aigle - castle

Castles and palaces - Aigle - Castle - Swiss Alps
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1860 Aigle, Switzerland

Built in the twelfth century. The museum is set over 1,500-year history of wine.
Aigle - castle
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Chillon - castle

Castles and palaces - Chillon - Castle - Swiss Alps
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Chateau de Chillon, Switzerland

XIII-century castle of Chillon is one of the best preserved medieval castles in Europe. Inspired many writers, like Lord Byron ( Prisoner of Chillon ).
Chillon - castle
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Grandson - castle

Castles and palaces - Grandson - Castle - Swiss Alps
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Grandson, Switzerland

medieval castle
Grandson - castle

Lenzburg - castle

Castles and palaces - Lenzburg - Swiss Alps
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Switzerland

Castle. Historical Museum.
Lenzburg - castle

Spiez Schlosskirche

Castles and palaces - Schloss-Spiez - Swiss Alps
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Spiez, Switzerland

This important Catholic shrine includes the relics of a saint, a miraculous Black Madonna statue and a Benedictine monastery. Einsiedeln is also home to the world`s largest nativity scene.
Spiez Schlosskirche
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Wildegg - castle

Castles and palaces - Wildegg - Swiss Alps
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Switzerland

Castle impressive size. Branch of the Swiss National Museum.
Wildegg - castle