2 March 2021
Neu-Bechburg Castle 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 Lords (Freiherren) of Bechburg. The owners changed many times, including the Counts of Froburg, Nidau and Kyburg.
Bern bought the castle in 1415 and donated it to Solothurn in the same year. Solothurn had supported Bern in 1415 (conquest of Aargau/Argovie), and the castle was one of the rewards.
The Neu-Bechburg foundation has managed and maintained the castle since 1975 (further information: www.neu-bechburg.ch).