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
Aigle - Castle
Swiss Alps
1860 Aigle,
Switzerland

Built in the 12th century. The museum presents over 1500 years of wine history.

Chillon - castle

Castles and palaces

Chillon - castle
Chillon - Castle
Swiss Alps
Chateau de Chillon,
Switzerland

The 13th-century Chillon Castle is one of the best-preserved medieval castles in Europe. He inspired many writers like Lord Byron - The Prisoner of Chillon.

Grandson - castle

Castles and palaces

Grandson - castle
Grandson - Castle
Swiss Alps
Grandson,
Switzerland

The castle was built in the 13th century. The castle has a museum where you can admire a wonderful collection of knightly armor and weapons. Various festivals and cultural events take place in the courtyard.

Lenzburg - castle

Castles and palaces

Lenzburg - castle
Lenzburg
Swiss Alps
Switzerland

Medieval fortified castle situated on a picturesque hill. Its walls are home to the Historical Museum of the Canton of Aargau. It is surrounded by picturesque French gardens. Legend has it that a dragon once lived on the castle hill.

Spiez Schlosskirche

Castles and palaces

Spiez Schlosskirche
Schloss-Spiez
Swiss Alps
Spiez,
Switzerland

Castle on Lake Thun. Built in the Romanesque style, rebuilt in the Baroque period. Inside, a 1000-year-old church.

Wildegg - castle

Castles and palaces

Wildegg - castle
Wildegg
Swiss Alps
Switzerland

Impressive castle. Affiliate of the Swiss National Muzweum.