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The ruins of Castelmur Castle is a large ruined castle located above the village of Bondo in the municipality of Bregaglia in Graubünden, Switzerland. The castle complex includes ruins from both the High Middle Ages and the Late Middle Ages as well as traces of much earlier constructions. Located on the site of the Roman way station Murus, the complex includes fortifications across the valley as well as the church of S. Maria which is first mentioned in 988. The fortifications at Castelmur may be, after the Three Castles of Bellinzona, the most important example of medieval valley fortifications in modern Switzerland. Castelmur in German, French and Italian in the online Historical Dictionary of Switzerland.