Short and sweet: A square with four mighty round towers is the best way to describe the architecture of the Château de Morges castle. The landmark of Morges was built in the 13th century by order of Louis of Savoy - and is considered a magnificent example of a typical Savoyard Carré. This special fortress is in addition home to four museums.
Four museums are concealed within the mighty fortress walls: The cantonal military museum, the Swiss museum of historic figurines, the artillery museum and the museum of the Lake Geneva regional police. And it’s no coincidence that focus is on power and strength as the Château de Morges, with roots in the 13th century, looks back on an eventful military history.
The castle of square construction with its four round towers, which was built in 1286 by Ludwig of Savoy, deserves a visit as prime example of a "Carré Savoyard." And before departing Morges, a short detour into the adjacent old town or a pleasant stroll along the promenade that runs parallel to an extensive park are well worth the time as well.