In a picturesque location high above the vineyards of the Markgräflerland, amidst blossoming cherry trees, fields and forests, lies the early classicist palace building of Schloss Bürgeln with its playful rococo décor in the Baden-Württemberg municipality of Kandern. From Bürgeln Castle, 648 metres above sea level, you can enjoy a magnificent view of the surrounding Markgräfler hill country. The castle garden with its two old lime trees and the adjacent forest invite you to stroll and linger. The 140-year-old beech forest is managed in a natural way. Bürgeln hill was already mentioned in 11th century writings and was the site of a chapel for a long time. Those interested in history can learn more on a guided tour of the castle.

The walls around the castle are a good habitat for warmth- and drought-loving plant and animal species such as the wall lizard.


On an approximately 30-minute circular walk around Bürglen Castle, visitors will learn about nature and the management of the Bürgler forest with the help of display boards. This "Waldwegli" branches off into the forest next to the wooden benches at the car park.

Insider tip: From the visitors' car park, a path leads uphill for a short distance and allows a unique panoramic view of the Dreiland. The detour is well worth it.


The castle restaurant with dishes from the region and a magnificent view from the terrace is an inviting place to stop for a bite to eat. However, it is closed on Thursdays. Picnicking is prohibited in the castle garden and there are no picnic or barbecue areas or shopping facilities in the immediate vicinity.

Further information

Here you will find further information from our partner oon the topics 'Linden' and 'Wall corridors'.


  • Culture, Excursion with animals, Excursion with children, Viewpoint, Walk

  • Bicycle, Car, Public transport

  • Food must be brought along, Restaurant (special)

  • Animal Park / Zoo, Birds, Caves, Cultural landscape / meadows, Forest, Insects, Reptiles, Waters

  • Castle / Ruins, Historical site, Museum / Guided tours, Tour

  • Buggies, Families, Groups (< 10 persons), Groups (> 10 persons), Pets, School classes, Walkers, Wheelchair


The castle can be reached by public transport. From the bus stop, it is a long climb on foot to the castle. For car drivers, there is a large car park below the castle.

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