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Leuk's Castle

Historical buildingHistorical placeCastle
Season: All season

Season

All season

Offerer

Schloss Leuk
Stiftung Schloss Leuk
Rathausplatz 5
3953 Leuk-Stadt

www.schlossleuk.ch/

Schloss Leuk - Administration und Reservation
3953 Leuk-Stadt
Tel. +41 (0)27 473 10 94

www.leuk.ch

Schloss Leuk
Kunst-Projekte
3953 Leuk-Stadt
Mobile +41 (0)79 250 71 62

Contact

Schloss Leuk - Administration und Reservation
3953 Leuk-Stadt
Tel. +41 (0)27 473 10 94

www.leuk.ch

Accessibility

Toilets partially wheelchair-accessibleParking place partially wheelchair-accessible Not wheelchair-accessible
More informations

Naturpark Pfyn-Finges - For the bishops this was the summer residence - for rogues and criminals it was dungeons and the torture chamber: the bishop's castle or "rogues' tower".

More used to take place in the bishop's castle or "rogues' tower" facts and figures would suggest today: power politics, peace agreements, meetings of the regional parliament, intrigues, torture, death sentences and witches' trials.
Star architect Mario Botta restored the castle. The aim was to provide an interface of past and future, a place of creative exchange and inspiration. A starting point for development, art, tourism, recreation, encounters, information and communication. 
The bishop's castle, with its glass dome designed by Mario Botta, reigns on the hill high above the valley floor. The castle was first mentioned in a document in 1254. Then it served as the steward's residence. The castle was severely damaged along with the neighbouring tower of the vice-dominus during the Raron conflict in 1415. It was only 60 years later that it was turned into a summer residence. Later the castle served as a meeting place for the Valais state parliament.

Details

Arrival by public transport

Leuk, Stadt Timetable SBB

Suitable for

The offer is suitable for

  • Adults
  • Children from 7-12 years
  • Children >12 years
  • 50+