Castrisch, seen from Falera from

Castrisch ( [ kɐʃtʁiʃ ]? / I, and German until 1943 officially Kästris ) was until December 31, 2013, municipality in the district Ilanz, in the district Surselva the canton of Graubünden in Switzerland. On 1 January 2014 merged Castrisch with the former municipalities Duvin, Ilanz, Ladir, luffing, Pigniu, Pitasch, Riein, Rueun, Ruschein, Schnaus, Sevgein and Siat the new community Ilanz / Glion.

Coat of arms

The coat of arms of the lords of Castris ( Kästrisch ) was used by the community already in their seals.


Castrisch is located 2.5 km from Illanz the Anterior Rhine at the entrance of the Rhine Gorge on the right side of the Anterior Rhine Valley. Of the total municipal area of ​​718 ha 368 ha of woods and forests are covered. More 293 ha are agricultural Nutzgebiet, 33 ha and 24 ha of unproductive surface settlement area.

Castrisch bordered to December 31, 2013 Ilanz, Riein, sagogn, Schleuis, Sevgein and Valendas.


From the end of 2006 414 inhabitants were 400 ( = 96.6 %), a Swiss citizen. The majority of the population speaks and is reformed Sursilvan.


The community is President Rachel hollow (as of 2010 ).


  • Monumental is the Protestant church.
  • Forest maintenance depot facility
  • To the east of the village lie the scanty ruins of the former castle Castrisch.