Schloss Zwingen. Foto/Photo: TES

Zwingen Castle

Zwingen Castle (Canton Basel-Landschaft) is a moated castle built on the rocky banks of two small islands of the Birse. The main building and the palace complex were built in 1248.

They have been renovated several times. Three bridges still connect the two islands with the village. The chapel is dedicated to St. Oswald. The current building dates from the beginning of the 18th century.

The rectangular building with a gable roof was built in 1561 as a granary. The barn built in 1609 – 1610 is the only remaining farm building of the complex.

(Source and further information: Verein Schloss Zwingen)