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Wartenberg, 4132 Muttenz, Switzerland

Old Ruins

About Wartenberg

The Wartenberg is a striking landmark of the Basel-Landschaft community of Muttenz. On the mountain, there are ruins of three medieval castles, which are also named Wartenberg. All three castles were “cleared out” and “restored” during the “castle-romantic phase” in the 1930s to 1950s, with some archaeological findings being lost and historical building material being falsified. The "castle romanticism" led to a broad interest of the population in the Middle Ages.

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The Fortified Church of St. Arbogast was founded in the 8th century, and since the 15th century, is completely enclosed by a circular wall. In the 14th and 15th centuries, the border region of Basel is indeed plagued with wars opposing the Habsburgs and the brand-new Swiss confederacy. The church of Muttenz has to potentially serve as a new refuge for the population in the event of future conflicts.

The Pantheon Basel in Muttenz is a forum for classic car owners and those interested in a museum on the subjects of cars and mobility on the road. The owner of the Pantheon is Pantheon Basel AG, a 100% subsidiary of Musfeld AG. It was one of the key attractions and also is an awesome place for car lovers.

Park im Grünen3.08km from Wartenberg

Park in the countryside is the collective name for four recreation parks in Switzerland , which are generated by a foundation operated. They are funded by the Culture percent of Migros , a cooperative retail chain . The task of the foundations is to preserve the recreational areas entrusted to them and to make them accessible to the general public for leisure activities. They are also responsible for ensuring that the parks can be used as cultural and meeting centers. The idea for this goes back

Kunsthaus Baselland3.32km from Wartenberg

The Kunsthaus Baselland is an institution for contemporary art supported by the Kunstverein Baselland in the Baselland community of Muttenz on the canton border with Basel-Stadt. The exhibition house is located in a former commercial building acquired by the Kunstverein in 1997 next to the St. Jakob football stadium.

Laurenz-Stiftung Schaulager3.4km from Wartenberg

The Schaulager is a world-famous cultural institution and art center near Basel, Switzerland. Housed in an iconic building, the Schaulager is primarily a conservation center for the artworks belonging to the collection of the Emanuel Hoffmann Foundation. It includes works by some of the world’s most important modern and contemporary artists. The institution functions as a mix between public museum, art storage facility and art research institute.

Mill museum Brüglingen3.49km from Wartenberg

The mill from the 16th century lies in the heart of the Merian Gardens. Even though flour is no longer produced here, the water-powered wheel is still in use. The impressive gearing mechanism can be seen inside the mill, and it is easy to imagine how wheat, rye, or millet was ground here in past centuries. A small exhibition with historical pieces tells the story of milling from the bronze-age to modern-day industrial production.

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The Canton of Basel-Stadt, established in 1833, is the most densely populated canton in Switzerland. The Carnival of Basel is a major cultural event in the year. The carnival is one of the biggest in Switzerland and attracts large crowds.