Stein Castle is perched high above the city. Long ago, the landmark was a magnificent castle in which the Counts of Habsburg lived. Today the ruin is a popular destination for excursions. No wonder, because the view from up there is breathtaking.
Old illustrations show that the castle once consisted of a residential tower with an adjoining palace, a triangular courtyard with a watchtower and a castle chapel. The watchtower and chapel survived the castle's destruction. Thanks to various conservation efforts, they can still be visited today.
Like the ruins of the castle, the silhouette of the still extant city wall and rounded wall is a symbolic feature of the cityscape. The wall was originally attached to the castle chapel and, following the ridge of the hill, stretched as far as the northern wall of the houses in the old town.