Three castles on a single ridge: this is what you have to look forward to at the Wartenberg in Muttenz.
The front Wartenberg is the biggest and most significant of the three castles. Its still-existing walls were built in the middle of the 12th century.The middle Wartenberg probably served as a residential and defence tower. During the Thirty Years’ War from 1618 to 1648 it served as accommodation for Basel troops. The rear Wartenberg was most likely erected in the 13th century by the Counts of Homberg. Its tower was restored in 1901 and given a wooden extension.
Behind the St. Arbogast village church, which is well worth a visit, runs a steep path that will take you up to the front Wartenberg in around 20 minutes. It’s another 15 minutes to get to the rear ruins. Barbecue facilities are available.