Ruins at Schadenburg



Explore the medieval building and enter a world of myth and legend

The ruins at Schadenburg are a rectangular stone structure, located above the village of Ringgenberg on the stretch of road connecting Ringgenberg and Niederried. Take a short stroll through the woods and explore the castle ruins.

From the road, the woodland ruins are a ten-minute walk. Here you enter a medieval world of myth and legend. The story goes something like this: Back in the 13th century, the baron Kuno von Brienz wanted to build a dungeon. But the baron fell victim to a revenge attack and so the project was never completed. Others suspect that the castle was to be used for watching the trade route between Interlaken and Brienz.     

Your highlights at a glance

  • Admire the ruins of the medieval castle
  • Delve into a world of myth and legend above Ringgenberg
  • Combine your visit to the ruins with a walk through the woods

To ensure that your trip is perfect in every way, please note

  • Dress appropriately for the weather
  • You can get there by car or bus; make a note of the PostBus timetables
  • Entry to the ruins is free




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