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Recommended by 75 out of 75 hikers


  • Jag2ooo

    The most beautiful ruin I have ever seen. It is well maintained, you can do a lot and even climb the tower. An absolute must in this area!

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    • May 16, 2015

  • Priska

    Ruin New Falkenstein beautiful viewpoint on Balsthal

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    • August 22, 2018

  • Eric 🖖

    Neu-Falkenstein Castle was probably built in the early 12th century. In the 13th and 14th centuries it served as the fiefdom of the Counts of Falkenstein and Bechburg. The saffron war made them known: the Bishop of Basel Johann von Vienne (in office 1365-1381) had claimed the help of Henmann von Bechburg for a war effort, but never compensated him for it. In 1374 Henmann attacked a transport from Basel merchants near St. Wolfgang and captured a large amount of expensive saffron. The result was a fortnightly siege, capture of the castle and beheading of the sixteen mercenaries who had defended the castle.

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    • April 23, 2020

  • Marc Gäumann

    Very nice hike and a few other great trails. The view on the tower is excellent!

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    • July 18, 2020

  • Udo unter freiem Himmel

    From my point of view one of the most impressive ruins I have ever seen. A stay in and around Neu-Falkenstein is a must, especially for families.

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    • April 23, 2021

  • Andy 👣mit Hündin Suki🐕‍🦺🇨🇭

    Impressively well-preserved castle !!

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    • May 24, 2021

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Location: Langenbruck, Basel-Landschaft, Northwestern Switzerland, Switzerland


  • Elevation650 m

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