Leuk Castle: towering, rich in culture
Leuk Castle was an important place where treaty negotiations and great meetings took place.
Art and culture in the castle
Restored by star architect Mario Botta, the castle becomes an interface between the past and the future, a place for creative exchange and inspiration, and a starting point for education / art, tourism, leisure / meeting, information and communication. A place that challenges and stimulates the senses and the soul.
Early Romanesque tower (11-13 c.) with attached dwelling and curtain wall. First mentioned in documents in 1254. Burned down around 1415 together with the town hall. Restored in 1475 and transformed into the summer residence of the bishops under Bishop Supersaxo.
In 1507, the Bishop of Sion - later Cardinal Matthew Schiner - and the Duke of Savoy signed the peace treaty between Valais and Savoy here.
In the 17th century also the scene of witch trials.
July until 31 August
MO-FR 11.30 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.
01 Sept. to 30 Sept.
MO-FR 11.30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
01 Oct. to 31 Oct.
WED and FR 2.00 p.m. to 4.00 p.m.
SA and SUN and holidays closed
Admission: Fr. 5.00 adults / children up to 16 free of charge
From November to the end of June the castle is closed. We are happy to open the building upon request.
Virtual tour of Leuk town
Stroll through the alleys of Leuk and let yourself be carried away into the Middle Ages. Everywhere you will discover traces of history.
With the technology of "Augmented Reality" you can discover Leuk-Stadt with personalities from the past.