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Burgruine Neu-Schellenberg

Burgruine Neu-Schellenberg

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  • Paul Mura

    Upper Castle, Schellenberg
    The Upper Schellenberg Castle and the Lower Schellenberg Castle are located on the Eschnerberg mountain range in the municipality of Schellenberg. They are named after the Lords of Schellenberg, who had them built at the end of the 12th century to secure the through road leading to Italy. In 1317, Marquard von Schellenberg sold the castles, including dominion rights, to the Counts of Werdenberg-Heiligenberg. They were followed as owners in 1412 by Count Wilhelm von Montfort-Tettnang, in 1437 by the Barons of Brandis, in 1507 by the Counts of Sulz, in 1613 by the Counts of Hohenems, in 1699 by the Princely House of Liechtenstein and in 1956 by the Historical Association for the Principality of Liechtenstein.
    At least one of the castles was probably still intact at the beginning of the 16th century, since Ludwig von Brandis undertook in 1505 to keep an unspecified Schellenberg Castle open to the House of Austria in the event of war. They are described as "broken" in the "Ems Chronicle" in 1616.
    The Upper Castle was originally called the Old (Burg) Schellenberg, the Lower Castle the New (Burg) Schellenberg, which is correct according to archaeological findings. In the 18th century, the assignments of "old" and "new" to the two castles were reversed. Only archaeological excavations were able to clear up the error. Today, the auxiliary terms Obere Burg Schellenberg and Untere Burg Schellenberg created by Jakob Bill have prevailed.
    Text / Source: Author: Verena Hasenbach | Status: 12/31/2011
    historisches-lexikon.li/Schellenberg_(Castles)

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    • October 2, 2022

  • Sebastian Kowalke

    There are two castle ruins in Schellenberg, with the so-called Upper Castle being a very popular destination and a short walk away. The upper and larger complex in the Schellenberg district of Hinterschloss was built from 1200 and early on had all the important elements of a medieval castle. Both ruins can be visited for free.

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    • May 16, 2017

  • Stefan

    A great castle. However, it was closed during our visit. Probably because of preliminary work on filming in the course of a demonstration.

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    • August 27, 2017

  • Werner 🚶‍♂️🚵‍♂️

    Comparatively very well preserved and maintained castle ruins.

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    • December 17, 2020

  • Heloks

    The largest and most beautiful ruin in the country, with little else to measure in the area!

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    • May 13, 2021

  • Richi Lüchinger

    The ruins are worth seeing if you're nearby

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    • May 27, 2022

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