joel and the three bike riding kids took a trip to the medieval castle kyburg, just a few kilometers from winterthur is the little town and the big castle of kyburg. it's way up towering over the rolling hills and the city of winterthur. life was teeming back in the 11th and 12th century, up there in the castle, the nobles of the habsburg clan was in charge.
on saturday it was the place where a local music school held it's student recital, with baroque music... (lots of recorders, harpsichord and strings), one more reason for the clan to go and explore.
it's built of solid rock. and it's a climb up there rewarded with great medieval architecture.
inside the castle walls, a wonderfully laid out court, with the solid tower as a focal point.
and then of course the armory is a big highlight, lots and lots of "hellebarden", or in english halberds.