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Ruine Stein, Baden

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Stein Castle is a castle ruin above the municipality of Baden in the canton of Aargau in Switzerland. It is a Swiss heritage site of national significance.HistoryThe castle was built on a rocky promontory above Baden gorge some time before 1000. In the late 11th Century the castle came to the Lenzburg family. By the early 12th Century, the cadet line that lived in the castle called themselves the Counts of Baden. In 1172, the castle was inherited by the Kyburg family. When that family died out in 1263, the castle was inherited by the Habsburgs in 1264. The castle was occupied by a bailiff and was the seat of the Austrian administration for Vorderösterreich (Further Austria) and housed the archive. The castle was besieged and destroyed in 1415 by the Swiss Confederation. It was rebuilt in 1658-70 but was demolished in 1712. It remains in ruins since that time.
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  • I have visited the place multiple times in past few years. Summer is the best time to go. If you like outdoor, nature and hiking you will enjoy.  more »
  • Stein Castle is a true Landmark of Baden, gorgeous place with a lot of cachet. Great panorama of the city and suburbs, nice to sit there in the sun and watch around.  more »
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