2 November 2020
Neu-Bechburg Castle (see also under Local History) in the town of Oensingen (canton of Solothurn) is situated on a trade route that was already important in Roman times.
The castle was built in the second half of the thirteenth century by the Freiherren of Bechburg. The owners changed many times, including the Counts of Froburg, Nidau and Kiburg.
Bern bought the castle in 1415 and donated it to Solothurn in the same year. Solothurn had supported Bern with the conquest of Aargau in 1415. The castle was one of the rewards.
The Neu-Bechburg foundation manages and maintaines the castle since 1975 (further information: www.neu-bechburg.ch).