Bischofstein Castle

Sissach, Switzerland

Lords of Eptingen built the Bischofstein castle around 1250. It seemed to be damaged in 1356 in the earthquake of Basel. Today the tower, curtain wall, Palas and gatehouses are still quite clearly visible.


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Isleten, Sissach, Switzerland
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Founded: c. 1250
Category: Castles and fortifications in Switzerland

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Claudio Bucher (5 months ago)
It's crazy that there used to be a big fortress here. Only remnants of the magnificent palace remain. Here you experience history live
Jan Bläsi (5 months ago)
Bischofstein Castle above Sissach A place of history and relaxation with a beautiful view, free of charge. A little off the trail are the ruins of Bischofstein Castle. Medieval walls with a fantastic view over the Ergolztal can be visited there in peace and beauty. In the middle of the castle ruins you can climb up a steep ladder to the tower. Daring as I am, I made use of it and enjoyed the view over the Ergolztal. Like the knights of yesteryear.
Realtrips tv (9 months ago)
Amazing place to see the sunset and the sunrise ? I loved, have space to make barbecue and have fun with friends and family, have amazing chairs in front of the ravine to see the sunset, take care in side is deep ??but amazing view, I think is a nice place to make camping ??
David Käser (2 years ago)
beautiful ruin where you can even climb the tower, at your own risk
Philipp Elkin (2 years ago)
Great view and well kept place.
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