Schloss Hegi

Just around the corner from where I live sits a really unusual Swiss castle, Schloss Hegi.

What’s so remarkable about it is that it sits alone, in almost total isolation from anything nearby. Many castles were built for defense purposes and therefore sit high on a hill or surrounded by forests – but not this castle. It is quite remote and in a totally flat area.

But that’s not all, it’s incredible age: there are records of this place that date back to the year 1225!