Wildenstein Castle

Basel Region

Wildenstein Castle, next to the castle complex in the municipality of Burg im Leimental, is the only surviving hilltop castle in the Basel region that was inhabited until recently. It is located south of Bubendorf in a picturesque side valley of the Hintere Frenke. The castle is about an hour’s walk from Bubendorf railroad station.

Wildenstein Castle in the middle of a 500-year-old oak forest

Wildenstein Castle in the middle of a 500-year-old oak forest

Journey Back in Time: Discovering Wildenstein Castle’s Rich Heritage

Wildenstein Castle stands as a testament to the rich heritage of the Basel region. The sole surviving hilltop castle in the area, it offers a glimpse into centuries past. Inhabited until recently, the castle’s walls echo with tales of bygone eras. Owned by the canton of Basel Country since 1994, it has become a cherished destination for history enthusiasts and nature lovers alike. Surrounded by a scenic nature reserve, adorned with ancient oak trees, the castle invites visitors to embark on a journey through time and tranquility.

Wildenstein Castle in the middle of a 500-year-old oak forest

The Castle and the adjacent Wildenstein nature reserve cover an area of 112 hectares and are impressive relics of a medieval cultural landscape, some elements of which are still visible today. Particularly noteworthy are the gnarled oaks of the Witwald, some of which are half a millennium old. The various gardens in the vicinity of the castle also exude the charm of past centuries.

The castle is open to the public for private and business events as well as guided group visits.

Guided tours of Wildenstein Castle

If you would like to find out more about Wildenstein Castle and its 700 years of history, you can join a public guided tour or book a castle guide for a private event.

Public guided tours only take place in the summer months (May – October). Further information at: Guided tours of Wildenstein Castle

Video Baselland Tourism – Wildenstein Castle

The only preserved hilltop castle in the Basel region has been owned by the canton for over 20 years. The area around the castle, with its nature reserve known for its ancient oak trees, is a popular destination for a walk.

Baselland Tourismus - Schloss Wildenstein

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