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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Stefan Stefan (2 years ago)
Spaziere öfters über den Chestenberg. Leider war uns bis jetzt nie vergönt einmal hinter die Mauern zu sehen. Alles Privat!
Brigitte Hertl (2 years ago)
Vorsicht! Schlossdrache! Kulturgüter bewundern nicht erwünscht! Wirklich schade....
Stefan Graber (2 years ago)
Sehr schöne Aussicht, halt privat
Swen Kalski (3 years ago)
Interessanter historischer Ort und teil des gut begehbaren Bergrücken des Chestenberg. Die Burgherrin wünscht keinen Besuch und das Schloss ist kein Museum. Die Burgherrin ist allerdings ein Philanthrop und dieser Text soll nicht werten, sondern lediglich informieren.
ghd hdghd (3 years ago)
1.замок находится в частной собственности.посмотреть его в середине невозможно...везде стоят таблички приват.2.нужно поставить таблички внизу подъема,чтоб человек не расстраивался преодолев гору...а там написано,что это частная собственность...я подумал,что один такой,который ничего не зная лезет в гору,и ошибся.несколько семейных пар взошли на олимп...и ничего кроме фундамента не увидели.3.замок нельзя сфотографировать с расстояния,ни в близи.у меня получилось 4 фото со стенами и 2 с прыжком ,самого замка.о приятном.очень интересное строение...стоит 2 скалы,между ними промежуток...живописный,нечего сказать.та скала,что находится ближе к обрыву,на ней построили замок.самое интересное,что камни внизу лежат под углом к земле(как пирамида,только под углом)верх выровнен строителями.смотрится восхитительно.красивые фото....даже не надейтесь.из всех мест где я был,только этому малая оценка.
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