Neu-Bechburg Castle

Oensingen, Switzerland

Neu-Bechburg Castle was built in 1250 by the Lord of Bechburg. The castle changed owners several times and, in 1635, it temporarily became the seat of the Bishop of Basel. Later it served as a private apartment, an inn and finally a stone quarry. In 1835 it was acquired by Johannes Riggenbach. His son Friedrich restored the castle from 1880 onwards.

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Founded: 1250
Category: Castles and fortifications in Switzerland

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www.neu-bechburg.ch

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Dave Over (3 months ago)
Looks can be deceiving. The Schloss is very wide but exceedingly slim...
Laura Hall (5 months ago)
Beautiful for photos from the outside! Unfortunately unable to enter without a reservation.
Nagy Károly (15 months ago)
It was closed, no info in the internet if it is open or not. The castle itself is huge, nice view and you can hike around.
Martin Columberg (16 months ago)
Great place got married there back in 2007 - still looks amazing! Great view and history!
Christian Chesley (17 months ago)
an Oldcastle tucked away in a far-off remote village in Switzerland. If you want to get a taste of what medieval castles look like this is a good example. there is ample parking around the castle. The grounds appear to be very well kept and are taken care of. There are lots of steps and a lot of the steps to not handrails so caution is necessary. Really good Castle to take the family too. Small tip, use Google maps to get directions to it. Otherwise it may be difficult to find just freestyle driving.
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