Habsburg Castle

Habsburg Castle

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Habsburg Castle is a medieval fortress located in Habsburg, Switzerland in the canton of Aargau, near the Aare River. It is listed as a heritage site of national significance. [Swiss inventory of cultural property of national and regional significance (1995), p. 38.]

Around 1020-1030, Radbot of Habsburg built Habsburg Castle, which became the family seat of the Habsburg dynasty. The Habsburg dynasty later became one of the leading royal dynasties in Europe. Though the family did not rule the land after the 1400s, the historic arms of Habsburg, a lion on a golden field, showed up in Austrian arms up to the end of the Imperial period. The modern arms of the municipality depict Habsburg Castle. The area around the castle was covered by forests that were only cleared around 1500.


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