Ruin Viamala

Burgruine Campell

Burgruine Campell
Burgruine Campell

Worth seeing ruin on rocky spur high above the Albula at the entrance to the Schin Gorge.

Burgruine Campell

Dr. Chasper Campell, 7411 Sils i.D.


The name of the courtyard and castle comes from a Rhaeto-Romanic field name. It means beautiful field; Campi is dialect modification. The first owner of Campbell was the family, which called itself after the farm of Campbell.

In 1289, Egeno de Campello appears in an episcopal income register. He paid an ecclesiastical levy of 15 shillings to the parish of Hoch Rialt for goods in Portein and Dalin. By the late 14th century, the Lords of Campbell had already moved away or died out.

Between the 14th century and the 18th century, the ruins of Campbell changed from episcopal property to various other owners. In 1710, Commissari took over Silvester Rosenroll von Thusis from the heirs of Margaretha von Schauenstein "all goods in the Campell estate, buildings called such" for 1050 Rhenish guilders.

Monument of national importance

The castle remained uninhabited and the decay began. From the Rosenroll Campell came as an inheritance to the family von Salis Sils exchanged in 1796 "castle and goods in the farm Campell Silser territorio located" with scribe Thomas Heinz from Sils for goods in Flerden. In 1928 the Heinz family sold the ruin to Dr. Rudolf Campell in Pontresina. His son Dr. Chasper Campell brought the ruin to the Campell/Campi Ruin Foundation in 1987. In the years 1993, 1996 and 1998, the site was conserved according to the latest findings after a building survey and documentation carried out beforehand by the Archaeological Service and the Cantonal Monument Preservation. The ruins of Campbell are of national importance as an architectural monument.


Campi is located at the entrance to the Schinschlucht and is open to the public. Reachable on foot in about 30 minutes from Burgenweg Domleschg.



Above the settlement at the tunnel portal there are parking spaces available!


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