"Schloss Rudenz" Flüelen Things to Do Tip by yumyum
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The castle was probably built in the early 13th century. It?s located in a strategic important position, ie at the beginning of the road to the Gotthard, a major mountain pass over the alps.
The first known owner was Johann von Attinghausen, later the Rudenz family inherited the castle. All these owners were also customs collectors.
The castle used to be more fortified with moats and walls all the way over to the lake. Some of the walls are up to 2,6 meters thick. Over the centuries the castle was twice close to decay and then renovated and partly reconstructed. For instance all the windows in the upper part are from a much later date.
Today the castle Rudenz is owned by the town of Flueelen. The castle garden is open to the public and features a children?s playground and one of the best ?free? public toilets I?ve ever seen.
Directions: opposite the railway station, next to the old church
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