Fürstenau, Schauenstein. Photo/Foto: TES.

Schauenstein Castle

The Schauenstein or Oberes Schloss castle in Fürstenau (canton of Grisons) is a medieval defence tower or donjon.

The first records date from the 13th century, when Fürstenau was owned by the Bishop of Chur. Fürstenau was granted city rights in the fourteenth century.

The bishop also built the palace and a castle in this town.

The powerful dynasties Von Stampa and Von Planta owned the castle in the eighteenth century.

The Heinrich Schwendener Foundation owns the castle since 1998, which houses a hotel nowadays.