Büren Castle was built in 1621-24 as the residence of the Bernese Landvogt over the area. It was built on the site of four farm houses. Between 1624 and the 1798 French invasion a total of 77 Landvogts lived in the castle. Some of the bullet scars from the troops that invaded in 1798 are still visible on the castle walls. Today the castle is home to the municipal administration and government offices. In 2003 the 17th century murals and other art were restored to their original appearance.

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Founded: 1621-1624
Category: Castles and fortifications in Switzerland

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Martine Grant (5 months ago)
Amazing history to admire
timeru (2 years ago)
The very beautiful facade fits impressively and beautifies the old town.
Aneta Basiuk (2 years ago)
A very beautiful building, the castle itself could not be seen from the inside, as the offices and the police understood there, and the garden is open to visitors. I liked the facade and the embankment behind the castle, there is a decent cafe nearby
Mischa Lüscher (3 years ago)
Nice castle, generally nice town
Paola Maggio (3 years ago)
Büren an der Aare is one of the most beautiful villages in Switzerland.
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