|Landsknecht/Reisläufer Statue in Bern|
Summertime brings the opportunity to relax, stay with family and friends... Or go for a road trip visting more than a dozen castles in one week! Eagerly studying medieval/renaisance objects and exibitions.
Some of our guys recently reported back from their annual trip with a historical theme. This time to Switzerland (and a bit of Austria, Lichtenstein and Italy). Being from Sweden we are used to people every now and then mistake Sweden for Switzerland and vice versa. Well, lets be honest and say that they - Switzerland - have many more well preserved medieval castles than we do in Sweden...
It was a great trip - as you can see for yourselves.
|City banner of Thun.|
The star was changed into gold after the Battle of Grandson 1476.
|15th century crossbow at Thun Castle.|
|Luzern Bridge. |
The Kapellbrücke or "Chapel Bridge" was built in the 14th century
but was to some extent destroyed by fire in the 1990's and later restored.
|Burgdorf Castle in the Canton of Bern. |
Much of it pre-dates the 14th century.
|Chillion Castle at the Geneva Lake.|
Originating from the 11th or 12th century. From the mid 12th century, the castle was home to the Savoy Family and it was greatly expanded in the 13th century.
|The beautiful Chillion Castle|
|Cannon at Chillion Castle|
|Bern Heraldy at Chillon Castle|
|Battle of Grandson 1476|
|Pavise at Grandson Castle|
|Armour at Grandson Castle|
|Burgundian Pavise at Grandson Castle|
|16th c harness and helmets|
|D'aigle Castle, close to Chillon|
|Sword at Valère Castle in Sion.|
|Maille hauberk at Valère Castle in Sion.|
|Helmet at Valère Castle in Sion.|
2478 meters above sea level.
|Castle Vaduz in Lichtenstein|