9 - The 13th-16th Century Wädenswil Castle Above Richterswil

Alt-Wädenswil Castle, the residence of the barons von Wädenswil, was inaugurated in the 13th century. The castle had to be demolished in 1557 according to a decision of the Diet, as Schwyz felt threatened by the expansion of the city-state of Zurich. 

Our Hiestand Ancestors Were Connected to this Castle

On Sunday, June 18, 2023 – This is what we’ll see and experience.

Before 1557

Alt-Wädenswil Castle, the residence of the barons von Wädenswil, was inaugurated in the 13th century. The castle had to be demolished in 1557 according to a decision of the Diet, as Canton Schwyz felt threatened by the expansion of the city-state of Zurich. 

21st Century

Perspectives

And we'll have a picnic on the castle grounds.

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