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Obertagstein

Obertagstein
Living with a view – only for those without vertigo: On all sides, the rock head on which Tagstein Castle stands falls vertically.

Description

The fact that someone wanted to build a castle here cannot have been solely due to the beautiful view. Who built here, you don't know. A noble family with the name of Tagstein is not known. In its first mention in 1322, the castle was still called Taxstein, which suggests a place where badgers live. Just as well, the old first name Dago could have stood by Gevatter. The complex is located behind a mighty shield wall and was built in at least two phases. This suggests a longer lasting habitation. Its walls are built of quarry stones, occasionally in Opus spicatum. Opus picatum is a masonry of stones, which are arranged in layers upright alternately diagonally offset against each other and thus form an ear-like pattern.

access

Obertagstein is located high above Thusis and is open to the public. Reachable on foot in about 1h 30min from Burgenweg Domleschg.

Map

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