Birseck Castle

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Birseck Castle
Ruine or Schloss Birseck
Arlesheim
Birseck.jpg
Ruins of Birseck Castle
Birseck Castle is located in Canton of Basel-Land
Birseck Castle
Birseck Castle
Birseck Castle is located in Switzerland
Birseck Castle
Birseck Castle
Coordinates47°29′31″N 7°37′43″E / 47.49194°N 7.62861°E / 47.49194; 7.62861Coordinates: 47°29′31″N 7°37′43″E / 47.49194°N 7.62861°E / 47.49194; 7.62861
Typehill castle
CodeCH-BL
Site information
Conditionruin
Site history
Built1243/44
Garrison information
Occupantscounts

Birseck Castle (German: Burg Birseck) is located in the municipality of Arlesheim in the canton of Basel-Country. Birseck Castle is also called "Untere Burg Birseck" or "Vordere Burg Birseck" and is one of four castles on a slope called Birseck that confines the plain of the Birs river.

The Eremitage building group that includes the castle is listed as a heritage site of national significance.[1]

Burg Reichenstein is the sister castle to Birseck and sits on a higher slope to the north.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Swiss inventory of cultural property of national and regional significance". A-Objects. Federal Office for Cultural Protection (BABS). 1 January 2018. Retrieved 12 September 2019.

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