- Haldenstein Castle is among the 10 best rated Tourist Attractions in Switzerland.
Haldenstein Castle was built at the beginning of the 16th century and extended and splendidly furnished in 1544-48. Not least because it reflects very well the historical transition from a fortified castle to a representative castle, it is part of the Swiss art and cultural historical objects of protection.
The Renaissance clock in the castle tower from 1551 is also a sign of the castle lord's progressiveness. The elaborate gear train is driven by stone weights and the clock shows the hours in 3 directions. Every hour the bells ring.
Especially the public castle garden attracts numerous visitors every year. It is surrounded by an imposing wall with four towers and inside there is a beautiful rose garden. On an area of around 3000 square metres, 200 rose bushes have been planted to date. There is also a café and a fountain for a short break.
Every two years in May the garden festival takes place in front of this beautiful scenery. Visitors can look forward to exhibitors of plants, accessories and handicrafts. Art exhibitions and concerts round off the programme. In the years in which the garden festival does not take place, Schloss Haldenstein inspires opera lovers with a production of the Graubünden Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra.
How to get there
Chur is on the A13. Take the Chur Nord exit and drive in the direction of Zentrum/Arosa. At the roundabout take the first exit onto Haldensteinstraße. The road leads directly to the castle. Parking is available below the building.
By public transport:
There are also direct hourly train connections from Zurich and St. Gallen. Cross the Rhine from the station and follow the road. It leads directly to the castle in about 10 minutes.