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Aarburg Castle, Aarburg

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Aarburg Castle is a castle in the municipality of Aarburg in the canton of Aargau in Switzerland. It is located high above the Aarburg on a steep, rocky hillside. The castle was built around a medieval castle, which controlled the narrow point on the Aare river and served as the seat of Aarburg Vogt. It is classified as a Swiss heritage site of national significance. Today it houses the Kantonale Jugendheim, for holding and rehabilitating juvenile offenders.HistoryThe exact year of construction of the castle is not known. However, it was probably built around 1200 by the Lords of Büron. The building was mentioned at the beginning of the 13th Century, in the possession of the Counts of Frohburg. The Vogtei (a bailiff or vogt was an overlord exerting guardianship or military protection as well as secular justice (Blutgericht) over a certain territory, the Vogtei) was created to better control and monitor the important north-south trade route over the Aare River. Together with the Vogt's seat, the high court was also held at the castle. The administration area included the western part of today's District Zofingen, but without the city of Zofingen. In 1299 the Frohburgs sold the castle and the entire Vogtei to the Habsburgs. After about 1330 the Family von Kriech, a lower nobility family in the service of the Habsburgs, lived in the castle.
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  • From the edge of the Aare, the Church and the Castle stand in a pretty site. Unable to reach the castle which seems to host a youth hostel. Water's edge you can attend the existence of a countercurrent.
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  • Nice place! Walk along the waterfront with stunning views. The Castle (Fortress) entrance only on Saturday. Good time for a couple of hours-forwarding.
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  • I have to say, the castle is the current housing and because simply it is not brand new. Need to book a tour. But it's worth it! Without excursions you will only be able to climb up to the main entrance, though and it was pretty interesting, especially the secret passage to the other side-will be there, will understand what it was about. Inside you will be guided through the old Knights ' rooms show a very deep well, which provided water to the besieged fortress. Leaving on a breathtaking view opens belvederes, accompanied by stories about the disengagement of Switzerland in ancient times, or rather about the confrontation of different cantons and their war with each other. Aarburg played a very important role-fortress wedge crashed into the territory. Vintage cellars, habits, customs and morals of medieval knights-go away from here. The photos of landscapes fill at least an hour.
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  • OMG awesome !
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