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Auenstein Castle

Schloss Auenstein, 5105 Auenstein, Switzerland

Iconic Buildings
Old Ruins

About Auenstein Castle

Castle Auenstein is located on a small cliff on the banks of the Aare. The Castle was destroyed in 1389. The ruins were owned by the canton until 1803, but were later bought privately. The castle was rebuilt to be habitable in 1858, and made into its current shape by 1929. The parish church, first mentioned in 1302, is built in the Gothic and Late Gothic styles, but has decorative elements of the Romanesque style of the 11th century. Nearby cities:



Attractions near Auenstein Castle

Gislifluh2.18km from Auenstein Castle

A beautiful mountain chain which was located in Jura in the swiss canton of Aargau. One of the challenging trekking destination and also there are so many viewpoints too. The mountain is forested on the south ridge and separated from the plateau on the north side by a steep rock face. The ridge extends from the summit over the Hintere Fluh to the Veltheimerberg.

Schenkenberg Castle4.16km from Auenstein Castle

The largest castle in the Canton of Aargau.  This huge castle was built in the 13th Century by the Habsburg dynasty, was the administrative seat for 260 years of a bailiwick of the city of Bern, and fell into ruin in the 18th century. It is now one of the famous tourist attractions in this area and a national monument.

Biberstein Castle4.22km from Auenstein Castle

Biberstein Castle rises on a tuff stone spur above the steep bank of the Aare. The fortress and the courtyard separated by a ditch are supported by high substructures and terrace walls. The system forms an irregular square in plan. Only parts of the outer walls and the masonry of the former donjon preserved in the building can still be regarded as medieval buildings. The remaining walls were later redesigned several times. The masonry of the irregular building consists of limestone.

Staufberg4.22km from Auenstein Castle

The Staufberg is a prominent hill in the area of ​​the municipality of Staufen in the canton of Aargau in Switzerland. Its summit is 516.7  m above sea level. M. At the top is a group of buildings consisting of the reformed Staufberg Church, several church outbuildings, and the cemetery.

Lenzburg Castle4.65km from Auenstein Castle

Lenzburg Castle is one of Switzerland’s oldest and most historic hilltop castles. For a thousand years it has played a part in many important events in politics and history across Europe. Historians suggest it was originally built as a refuge fort in the Early Middle Ages. The oldest parts of the castle date to the 11th century, when the Counts of Lenzburg built it as their seat. The castle, its historical museum and the castle hill with its Neolithic burial grounds are listed as heritage sites

Habsburg Castle6.1km from Auenstein Castle

An 11th-century fortress home to one of the most influential royal houses in medieval Europe. It was the originating seat of the House of Habsburg, one of the most influential royal houses in Europe during the Middle Ages. The castle was originally built around 1020 and extended to a double castle in the later 11th century.

Where is Auenstein Castle

Discover more attractions in Aargau, where Auenstein Castle is located

Aargau57 attractions

The canton of Aargau is one of the most densely populated regions of Switzerland. The canton offers an amazing hiking or biking tours in the Jura mountains, refreshing bathing in Lake Hallwil, boat trips on the Aare and Reuss rivers.