Brunegg Castle

Brunegg, Switzerland

Brunegg castle was built on a hill at the edge of the Jura mountains in the 13th century. This castle was probably built, together with near Wildegg castle, as part of the Habsburg border defenses. The castle was occupied by Habsburg knights, including Schenken von Brunegg and Gessler von Meienberg. In 1415 the castle was besieged by Bernese troops, but they lifted siege after a counterattack. However, Bern conquered the Aargau, and awarded the fief to the Segenser or Segesser family.

Between 1538-1798, the castle was subordinate to the Governor of Lenzburg. In 1815 it became the property of the Hünerwadel family of Lenzburg. The current owners of the castle, the von Salis family, inherited the castle through marriage from the Hünerwadels. For hundreds of years, the castle was poorly maintained, and in the 17th Century it was heavily damaged twice through storm and tempest. In 1805-06, the keep and out buildings were repaired and the roof was rebuilt.

The village of Brunegg owes its name and existence to the castle. Initially it belonged to the personal land of the Habsburgs. In the 14th Century, they granted the rights to low justice into the hands of the castle owners. Bern placed in the court of Othmarsingen in the Lenzburg district. In the 19th century it was part of the Brugg district though since 1840 it has been in the Lenzburg district.

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Founded: 13th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Switzerland

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Yitong Li (3 months ago)
privately owned, no access for a visit. can only be seen a little (not even a round tour) from the outside. walking in the woods on the way was nice though
Bruno Hauri (12 months ago)
Brunegg Castle is privately owned and can therefore only be visited to a very limited extent!
Patrick Imhof (2 years ago)
Nice view over the Mittelland
TC2theTOP (2 years ago)
One of the extremely beautiful local excursion destinations in the Lenzburg/Wildegg region The climb is steep, but not too steep and the views are always sensational. You can almost still see the Romans and the trees provide enough shade so that a pleasant, long walk or mini-hike of around 12 km is possible without “burning up” in the midday sun.
ma vision des choses le guide et voyageur (2 years ago)
Nice outdoor view
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