Schloss Ebenrain, Sissach

Schloss Ebenrain is a former country residence in Sissach, in the canton of Basel-Country, Switzerland. Built in 1774-1776, it is considered the most significant late baroque residence in northwestern Switzerland. It is now a public facility and the site of an agricultural school. It is listed as a Swiss cultural property of national significance.HistorySchloss Ebenrain was built as a summer residence for the wealthy Basel silk ribbon manufacturer and trader Martin Bachofen and his family. The Basel architect Samuel Werenfels designed the building. Bachofen intended at first to build a modest country residence, but changed his plans and built a luxurious estate. The gardens to the north and south of the residence were designed by Bernese architect Niklaus Sprüngli. Both gardens were converted to fashionable English parks in the early 19th century, but one landscape feature, namely the parallel rows of lindens lining the drive to the house, has remained essentially unchanged to the present day.Changes of ownership (1817-1872)Elite Basel families typically stayed in the country from May to September, but Bachofen often extended his stays at Ebenrain until the end of hunting season in January or February. Bachofen died in 1814, and in 1817 his widow, Margaretha, sold Schloss Ebenrain to another Basel merchant, Johann Rudolf Ryhiner-Streckeisen. Seven years later the estate's new owner committed suicide at Ebenrain. Ryhiner was facing charges of bigamy, and on 29 July 1824 he took his own life with a pistol.
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  • Wonderful location. Can Essan in the canteen of the school just rain. Good cuisine.
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  • The Castle even rain has a beautiful park. You can opt for the side of art - a few huge bronze or stone statues invite to philosophizing and linger. Or romantic walks to along the Avenue on the Castle and feels like another world. Old trees, the view always the decorated gate which leads to the entrance of the Castle. Or to choose the 3rd way, is through a kind of deciduous forest with a wide path and feels wonderfully secure in nature. This is the description to the entrance of the town. The "backdoor". From the main street of the small Petite landscaped pond is to see, the 3 ways are indicated. The view of the castle is also beautiful. It is the Terassenseite. The Castle Park offers 2-3 benches to linger. Especially the Bank, pointing to the large pond, is hot frequented. Whether young or old - it's a magical place which invites you to linger. Children enjoy numerous ducks on the pond bottom and the shade of trees allows enjoyment even in the heat! This place is well worth a visit. Specifically: the castle can be rented and are 1 x Friday afternoon future married couples to marry the possibility of romantic.
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  • Very quiet property with Castle Park. Worth seeing. We were lucky that the castle was open and could see inside it. We had to bring bread for the ducks in the duck pond. Next time!
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  • Well maintained is a historical heritage
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  • Public parkland just dreamland in Sissach top town with a castle, a Pearl
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