Friesenberg Castle (Wynigen)
|Creation time :||13th Century|
|Castle type :||Hilltop castle|
|Standing position :||Nobility, Ministeriale|
Location and description
Not quite three kilometers to the west are the ruins of Grimmenstein Castle .
The castle was the ancestral seat of the Fries , who were in the service of the Kyburger and held the castle rights of the city of Bern . Friesenberg Castle was used to control and protect the high path between Willisau and the Emmental . In 1344 the castle of a Kyburg ministerial was owned by the von Mattstetten family. In 1383 the castle was besieged and destroyed by the Bernese during the Burgdorf War.
- Fritz Häusler: The Emmental in the State of Bern 1 , 1958, 42–45
- H. Schneider (et al.): Wynigen , 1985