Webcam located in Hohenklingen Castle overlooking the city of Stein am Rhein
Hohenklingen Castle is a fortress located on a slope near Stein am Rhein in the canton of Schaffhausen in Switzerland, at an altitude of 594 m above sea level. It lies about 200 meters above the city, on the narrow Nagelflu ridge, which runs east-west towards the southwestern foothills of the Schiener Berg.
Hohenklingen Castle has not been destroyed by military action in its entire history. Its contours with the remains of walls and roof still retain the medieval appearance of the times from 1200 to 1422. Currently, this fortress is used as an observation tower.
The name comes from Old High German “klingo” and Middle High German “klinge”, meaning mountain stream, gorge or rushing water. The first mention of high Klingen ob Stein dates back to 1327 and is associated with stream gorges located at the foot of the hill on which the castle is located.