You know Not Vital, right? It's his castle. Just take a look at this imposing fortress on a cliff! Tarasp Castle which dates back to the 11th c. or even earlier was initially just a ring wall protecting a chapel and a bell tower that also served as a watch tower. A large palace was built some 200 years later. The castle had long been the only Austrian castle in Switzerland, actually till the early 19th c. when it was seized and given to the Helvetic Republic and later on to the Canton of Graubünden – this is when its decline started.