Pfaffikon Castle


pfaffikon castle

Pfaffikon Castle was built in the mid 13th century by the Abbot of Einsiedeln to serve as a summer residence as well as for protection purposes.
In the 15th century Abbot Burkard von Weissenburg-Krenkingen (1418-1438) expanded the castle and changed its name to Weissenburg. He built a residential wing on one side of the tower and a chapel on the other.
In 1928 the chapel was renovated and in 1986-88 the chapel, tower and moat were repaired and renovated. Today the castle and its restaurant are available for conferences, piano concerts, meetings and events, while the residential wings are used for municipal administration.

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Freienbach, canton of Schwyz, Switzerland
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