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Schloss Uster, Uster

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Uster Castle is a hill castle which was built probably around 1200 AD by the House of Rapperswil in the Swiss municipality of Uster in the Canton of Zürich. Since 1995 it houses a boarding school.GeographyThe conspicuous tower of the castle was erected on a roughly abbr=on30 high longish moraine hill between Oberuster and Kirchuster at an elevation of abbr=on496 and comprises an area of about 30m from west to east and 35m from south to north. The castle is located above the Uster church in Kirchuster, a locality of the municipality of Uster in the Canton of Zürich. On its southwestern slope a vineyard is situated, overloocking the Greifensee towards the Pfannenstiel–Forch mountain chain.ArchitectureFrom the first construction phase, the lower section of the tower, up to the level of the upper floor of the today's boarding school's building around the tower base, is preserved, but never was scientifically examined, as well as the surrounding area of the plateau. Hence, the castle's history of origins is widely unknown, as well as the castle was never used as a seat of noble family there are just handful sealed documents referring to the castle's history.
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  • Walking from Gossau ZH until Schloss in Uster was nice, very nice view and we end of in Uster Schloss. You can see the city from above Uster. 
    Walking from Gossau ZH until Schloss in Uster was nice, very nice view and we end of in Uster Schloss. You can see the city from above Uster.  more »
  • Uster is a small city, where the Castle (Schloss) is the most important sightseeing place. It is located on a hill and seen from almost everywhere in Uster. You can have lunch, drink a beer or eat... 
    Uster is a small city, where the Castle (Schloss) is the most important sightseeing place. It is located on a hill and seen from almost everywhere in Uster. You can have lunch, drink a beer or eat...  more »
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  • Very nice view from there
  • Small castle, nothing impressive nor special

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