Hohenklingen is a medieval castle situated on a ridge above Stein am Rhein at 961 meters above sea level. Its first buildings were erected in the 11th century by the Zähringer, a dynasty of noblemen. After they had died out, the German emperor gave the castle to the Freiherren of Klingen in 1218, from whom it derives its name.
From 1449 on, it gained in importance as Switzerland’s northernmost watchtower against Germany. In 1863, the structure became a small spa and restaurant, but soon had to be renovated because part of the structure began to slide downhill. Today, Hohenklingen contains a well-known upper-price restaurant.
In this photograph we see a vista of Stein am Rhine and the Rhine River from the castle Hohenklingen.
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