Schloss Habsburg, Habsburg

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Habsburg Castle is a medieval fortress located in Habsburg, Switzerland, in the canton of Aargau, near the Aar River. At the time of its construction, the location was part of the Duchy of Swabia. Habsburg Castle is the originating seat of the House of Habsburg, which became one of the leading imperial and royal dynasties in Europe. It is listed as a Swiss heritage site of national significance.HistoryAround 1020–1030 Count Radbot, of the nearby county of Klettgau in the Duchy of Swabia, had the castle erected 35 km southwest of Klettgau, on the Aar, the largest tributary of the High Rhine. It is believed that he named the castle after a hawk (Habicht) seen sitting on its walls. Some historians and linguists believe the name may come from the Middle High German word hab / hap meaning ford, as it is located near a ford of the Aar River.Radbot's grandson, Otto II, was the first to take the Habsburg Castle name as his own, adding "von Habsburg" to his title and creating the House of Habsburg.
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  • The seat of the Hapsburg empire. The castle the first Hapsburg left to claim the title of "Holy Roman Emperor". By rights it should be a ruin, but is complete and whole. One of the rare instances... 
    The seat of the Hapsburg empire. The castle the first Hapsburg left to claim the title of "Holy Roman Emperor". By rights it should be a ruin, but is complete and whole. One of the rare instances...  more »
  • We walked up to Habsburg having taken the train to Brugg. The walk followed a diversion through some lovely woods which brought us to the edge of the village. From there it was no more than a 15... 
    We walked up to Habsburg having taken the train to Brugg. The walk followed a diversion through some lovely woods which brought us to the edge of the village. From there it was no more than a 15...  more »
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  • Amazing views and delicious foods. Lots of lovely venue rooms that you can rent. The castle is stunning. It's pricey though. Definitely recommended!
  • Very nice view with picnic infrastructure

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