St. Andreas Castle

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St. Andreas Castle
Schloss St. Andreas
Cham
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St. Andreas Castle
St. Andreas Castle is located in Canton of Zug
St. Andreas Castle
St. Andreas Castle
St. Andreas Castle is located in Switzerland
St. Andreas Castle
St. Andreas Castle
Coordinates47°10′43.5″N 8°27′58.5″E / 47.178750°N 8.466250°E / 47.178750; 8.466250Coordinates: 47°10′43.5″N 8°27′58.5″E / 47.178750°N 8.466250°E / 47.178750; 8.466250
CodeCH-ZG
Height430 m above the sea
Site information
Conditionpreserved
Site history
Builtfirst mentioned 858

St. Andreas Castle (German: Schloss St. Andreas) is a privately owned castle located in Cham, in the Canton of Zug, Switzerland. It is a Swiss heritage site of national significance.[1]

The castle hill has been used since at least 400 AD, based on Roman artifacts found there. The site of the neighboring chapel has been used for religious ceremonies since the Roman era. During the 8th century the chapel site was used by a "holy bishop without a name" for Christian services.

Today the castle and chapel are located on a 67,000 square metres (720,000 sq ft) private park. While the castle is privately owned, the grounds are opened to the public twice a year.

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  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.

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