1027 - Habsburg Castle Built

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Count Radbot of Klettgau builds Habsburg castle near the village of the same name, then part of the Swabian county of Klettgau, now a municipality in the district of Brugg, in the Swiss canton of Aargau. His grandson Otto II takes the name von Habsburg from the castle, thus establishing what was to become one of the most powerful dynasties in European history. (Year is approximate - actual date is somewhere between 1020 - 1030).

Image Credit: By Roland Zumbühl (Picswiss), Arlesheim (Commons:Picswiss project) [GFDL ( or CC-BY-SA-3.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons

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Alamanicus is wandering his old Alemanni haunts, revisiting the places where once he used to drink, carouse, and beat up the odd Roman legionnaire or two. Things have moved on since his day, and the old Alemanni country now lies across south west Germany, French Alsace, and northern Switzerland. Cut through by the mighty Rhine, it is an area of great beauty, and a lot has happened there since Alamanicus last walked this land.


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    Elena Bryant Thursday, 19 April 2018

    Study post

    Castles have always been a source of interest for me, however some au.edusson review is still needed to come up with better decriptions of these awesome pictures.

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