The Marschlins castle
3 September 2020
The Marschlins castle near Isis-Landquart (canton of Graubünden) is originally a water castle from the thirteenth century. Ulysses von Salis (1594-1674) became the owner in 1633 and called himself Von Salis-Marschlins.
Graubünden was a battleground during the Thirty Years’ War (1618-1648). Switzerland was spared. Graubünden was a battleground of the great powers and Protestants and Catholics of Graubünden in the so-called Bündner Wirren (1618-1639). It was a confusing international battleground and local rulers often changed sides.
Von Salis-Marschlins became rich in French service, and he was the ancestor of an influential family in Graubünden.
The most famous personalities are Karl Ulysses von Salis-Marschlins (1728-1800) and the champion of women’s rights Meta Von Salis-Marschlins (1855-1929).
This dynasty had an almost royal status in the Republic of Graubünden. Everything comes to an end, this dynasty in 1929, but the castle seeks a new beginning and is for sale.