Visible from far and wide the magnificent castle dominates Sargans. With an interesting history and lots of things to see, the castle with its various exhibitions and the old castle restaurant, makes an attractive excursion.
Sargans Castle, a proud witness of local Sargans history, embodies two hundred years of county rule and more than three centuries of varied rule by local officials. At the end of the 19th century, the municipality of Sargans bought the dilapidated building and, by way of numerous renovations, saved it from final decay.
Today the old county castle houses one of the most significant local museums in Europe. In 1983, as the top Swiss museum it received the European prize of "Museum of the Year" and was recorded as being one of the 37 worldwide museums most worth a visit in 1987.
The impressive view, the historically housed restaurant, the secluded castle courtyard, and the wonderful wine cellar with its ancient wine press make an excursion to the former local seat of power an unforgettable experience.