|Built by||Jordan I of Thun|
|Canton of Bern|
The first castle at Burgistein was built by Jordan I of Thun (later of Burgistein) in 1260. However, it was destroyed after the Battle of Laupen (1339) by the victorious Bernese army. It was rebuilt in the following years. In 1397 the Burgistein family died out and the castle was inherited by Werner Münzer. Over the following century it passed through numerous owners until 1484 when the Wattenwyl family acquired it. They owned the castle until 1714, when it passed to the Graffenried family. The 14th-century castle was rebuilt in the 15th and 16th centuries.
- "Kantonsliste A-Objekte". KGS Inventar (in German). Federal Office of Civil Protection. 2009. Retrieved 25 April 2011.
- Gesellschaft für Schweizerische Kunstgeschichte GSK - Burgistein (German) accessed 17 January 2013
- Media related to Schloss Burgistein at Wikimedia Commons
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