Bischofszell Castle

Bischofszell, Switzerland

Bischofszell castle was built in the 12th/13th century. It was damaged by the city fire in 1419 and repaired soon thereafter. During the 17th and 18th century the castle was expanded and totally renovated. The newly founded Canton of Thurgau took over the castle in 1798, but sold it in 1811 again. About 1838 the west part collapsed, and in 1843 the keep was broken up. Since 1930, the castle has been owned by the municipality.

The old bridge, constructed in late gothic style, was inaugurated in 1487. It is the oldest bridge in the entire region.

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Founded: 1419
Category: Castles and fortifications in Switzerland

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