Aarburg Castle (Switzerland)

Canton of Aargau     See list of castles in Svizzera

The fort Aarburg belongs to Swiss architectural monuments of the first floor. The imposing complex high above the Aareknie have been founded around the year 1123 as frohburgische festival. The documents that may provide information on the exact time to establish reliable information, however, are not available.

In the early modern period, the fortress was expanded in Aarburg Bernese strong artillery. After the founding of Canton Aargau in 1803 became the property of the state and has been temporarily as cantonal prison and arsenal.

In 1893 the fortress a new use as a home for young offenders was provided. Since the rehabilitation and reconstruction of 1988, the fort houses the youth center Aarburg (measures at home for young men aged 14-22 years).

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Latitude: 47.3218997
Longitude: 7.8994825
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Map of Aarburg Castle