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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Hübscher Ort, der zum Glück sehrschön erhalten wurde. Seit die Stadt eine Rosenstadt ist, ist auch die weitere Umgebung liebevoll gepflegt. Es lohnt sich, rechts unter dem grossen Bogen hindurch zu gehen, die Aussicht ist toll von dort. Auch ein Bänkli ist auf dieser Seite vorhanden, um etwas auszuruhen. Unter der grossen Kastanie kann man im Herbst auch sehr schön mit den Kindern auf Schatzsuche gehen.
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