Vufflens Castle

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Chateau de Vufflens
Chateau de Vufflens

Vufflens Castle (French: Château de Vufflens) is a medieval castle in the Swiss municipality of Vufflens-le-Château in the canton of Vaud. It is a Swiss heritage site of national significance.[1]

History[edit]

The castle and surroundings

The castle was built in 1425 on the site of a previous medieval castle by Henri de Colombier. In 1530, it was set on fire by Bernese troops. In 1641 it was acquired by the de Senarclens family. The castle is currently privately owned and cannot be visited.[2]

Castle site[edit]

From the previous castle of the lords of Vufflens, nothing remains. Of the original castle by Henri Colombier, the donjon, several towers, outbuildings, the surrounding wall and the gate house remain.[2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kantonsliste A-Objekte". KGS Inventar (in German). Federal Office of Civil Protection. 2009. Retrieved 25 April 2011. 
  2. ^ a b Burgen.ch website (German) accessed 13 July 2011

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 46°31′29″N 6°28′35″E / 46.52472°N 6.47639°E / 46.52472; 6.47639