Hospental Castle

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Hospental Castle

Hospental Castle or Langobarden Tower is a ruined medieval castle in the municipality of Hospental in the canton of Uri in Switzerland. It is a Swiss heritage site of national significance.[1]

The tower was built in the 13th century for the Hospental family, first mentioned in records at the same time, and dominates the village and is a reminder of the importance of the Urserntal valley as a link in central alpine communications for many centuries. Now without floors, it was originally used as a watch tower, and had external covered platforms at the sides.

See also[edit]

List of castles and fortresses in Switzerland

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kantonsliste A-Objekte". KGS Inventar (in German). Federal Office of Civil Protection. 2009. Archived from the original on 28 June 2010. Retrieved 25 April 2011. 

Coordinates: 46°37′07″N 8°34′00″E / 46.61869°N 8.56679°E / 46.61869; 8.56679