Büren Castle

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Büren Castle
Schloss Büren
Büren an der Aare
Schlössli Büren an der Aare.jpeg
Büren Castle
Büren Castle is located in Switzerland
Büren Castle
Büren Castle
Site information
Owner Büren an der Aare
Open to
the public
yes
Site history
Built 1621-24

Büren Castle (German: Schloss Büren) is a castle in the municipality of Büren an der Aare in the canton of Bern in Switzerland. It is a Swiss heritage site of national significance.[1]

History[edit]

The 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 of the invading troops 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.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kantonsliste A-Objekte". KGS Inventar (in German). Federal Office of Civil Protection. 2009. Retrieved 25 April 2011. 
  2. ^ Büren an der Aare municipal website accessed 21 January 2013 (German)

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