Mythical places in the upper Rhine region

Schloss Beuggen

One time home to the Tuetonic Knights

The Beuggen castle is idyllically situated on the river Rhine east of Rheinfelden (Baden) and can be easily reached by train, road as well as via bicycle and hiking trails. Its varied and legendary history starts in the 13th century. The semi-circular arrangement around the stately castle with the castle church in its centre is the oldest still preserved commandery of the Deutschritter Order, which resided here for more than 560 years. This order of knights was founded during the crusades in 1190 for the support and protection of the pilgrims in
the Holy Land. Later, it played a leading role in colonising and Christianising the areas east of the rivers Elbe and Saale (Deutschorden State). In the course of secularisation, the Beuggen castle became the property of the Grand Duchy of Baden 1806. Here, at the river Rhine, it is speculated that Kaspar Hauser, the unwelcomed heir of Baden, was hidden for some time. Today, the castle is a Protestant seminar and meeting place with public events and free access to the grounds of the castle and the park holding a maze and a biblical garden.
The Beuggen castle is idyllically situated on the river Rhine east of Rheinfelden (Baden) and can be easily reached by train, road as well as via bicycle and hiking trails. Its varied and legendary history starts in the 13th century. The semi-circular arrangement around the stately castle with the castle church in its centre is the oldest still preserved commandery of the Deutschritter Order, which resided here for more than 560 years. This order of knights was founded during the crusades in 1190 for the support and protection of the pilgrims in the Holy Land. Later, it played a leading role in colonising and Christianising the areas east of the rivers Elbe and Saale (Deutschorden State). In the course of secularisation, the Beuggen castle became the property of the Grand Duchy of Baden 1806. Here, at the river Rhine, it is speculated that Kaspar Hauser, the unwelcomed heir of Baden, was hidden for some time. Today, the castle is a Protestant seminar and meeting place with public events and free access to the grounds of the castle and the park holding a maze and a biblical garden.

Schloss Beuggen
Ev. Tagungs- und Begegnungsstätte
79618 Rheinfelden (Baden)
+49 (0)7623/7519-0
www.freunde-schlossbeuggen.de

www.schloss-beuggen.de

 

Öffnungszeiten:

Castle grounds are freely accessible

 

Führungen:

by arrangement

 

Eintritt:

free

 

Anfahrt:

car, train, bicycle

Tourist-Info:

Tourist-Info Rheinfelden
Karl-Fürstenberg Straße 17
79618 Rheinfelden (Baden)
+49 (0)7623/9668720

www.tourismus-rheinfelden.de

Tipps:
  • Cave
  • Hydro-electric power station of Rheinfelden
  • Cross-border circular trail of both Rheinfelden towns along the banks of the river Rhine