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.
Since 1994, Schloss Wildenstein has been owned by the canton of Basel Country. The area surrounding the castle, including the nature reserve with its impressive centuries-old oak trees, is a popular destination for excursions and relaxing walks.
Wildenstein Castle in the middle of a 500-year-old oak forest
Wildenstein 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.