Wildenstein Castle (Bubendorf)

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Wildenstein Castle
Building with gardens

Building with gardens

Creation time : around 1200
Conservation status: receive
Place: Bubendorf
Geographical location 47 ° 25 '54 "  N , 7 ° 44' 9"  E Coordinates: 47 ° 25 '54 "  N , 7 ° 44' 9"  E ; CH1903:  622 423  /  253472
Wildenstein Castle (Canton of Basel-Country)
Wildenstein Castle

The Wildenstein Castle is next to the castle in the town of Burg im Leimental the only hilltop castle of the Basel region preserved. It is located south of Bubendorf in a side valley of the Hinteren Frenke. The walk from Bubendorf train station to the castle is around an hour.


In 1293 Heinrich von Eptingen took the name "von Wildenstein". Under his son Gottfrid, Wildenstein experienced a storming of the castle by the Bernese and Solothurners because of a breach of the peace by his owner in 1334 . The extent of this damage and that of the Basel earthquake of 1356 are not known. In 1380 Henmann von Eptingen sold the castle to the siblings Elsi, Götzmann and Markwart von Baden. Several changes of ownership took place later. In 1594, near the castle, the " Rappen War " was amicably settled.

In 1995 the canton of Basel-Landschaft acquired the Wildenstein, and today cultural events take place here on a regular basis.



Web links

Commons : Wildenstein  - collection of images, videos and audio files


  • Hans-Rudolf Heyer: Wildenstein Castle. (Swiss Art Guide, Volume 615). Ed. Society for Swiss Art History GSK. Bern 1997, ISBN 3-85782-615-0 .
  • Werner Meyer : Castles from A to Z - Burgenlexikon der Regio . Published by the Castle Friends of both Basels on the occasion of their 50th anniversary. Klingental printing works, Basel 1981, pp. 138-139.