Rapperswil Castle

Rapperswil Castle (Schloss Rapperswil) at sunset

a.k.a. Schloss Rapperswil, in the Swiss German, is a castle in the town of Rapperswil, where we spent the bulk of our time last month. It was built in the mid-13th century but since 1870, has been home to the Polish National Museum created by Polish emigrants, more specifically, the castle’s lessee and restorer, Count Wladyslaw Broel-Plater.

To a casual observer, such as myself, the collections inside the museum are not extensive and the layout seemed somewhat random, but I might be judging harshly because I didn’t understand much of what was written about the displays; even the stuff that was written in English. Still, just walking around in a nearly 800 year old building is pretty darn cool.

stained glass in Rapperswil castle

stained glass in Rapperswil castle

inside Rapperswil castle

Rapperswil Castle at twilight

The view from the tower
from the tower in Rapperswil castle

from the tower in Rapperswil castle

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