Nyon Castle

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Nyon Castle
Nyon Castle in Nyon
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Nyon Castle is a castle in the municipality of Nyon of the Canton of Vaud in Switzerland. It is a Swiss heritage site of national significance.[1]

History[edit]

The Castle is first mentioned in 1272, but probably dates back to the Lords of Prangins. It was rebuilt by Ludwig I of Savoy. The rectangular building was built in a variety of building styles. In 1463, it was extensively rebuilt.[2] Following the Swiss Confederation invasion of Vaud in 1530, the Bernese bailiff was at Nyon. In 1574-80 the castle was converted into the seat of the bailiff. It remained the seat of the bailiff and was renovated several times in the following centuries.[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kantonsliste A-Objekte". KGS Inventar (in German). Federal Office of Civil Protection. 2009. Retrieved 25 April 2011. 
  2. ^ Medieval Nyon in German, French and Italian in the online Historical Dictionary of Switzerland.
  3. ^ Ancien Régime Nyon in German, French and Italian in the online Historical Dictionary of Switzerland.

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Coordinates: 46°22′55″N 6°14′26″E / 46.38194°N 6.24056°E / 46.38194; 6.24056