"Ottoburg" Castle

"Ottoburg" Castle (HM1AFU)

Location: Innsbruck, Tyrol 6020 Innsbruck
Country: Austria
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N 47° 16.11', E 11° 23.522'

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Sp?tgotischer Wohnturm, seit 1476 urkundlich nachweisbar. Der sp?tere Kaiser Maximilian I. verlieh den "Turn" 1497 an den F?rsten Rudolf von Anhalt, nach dessen Tod (1515) nur noch b?rgerliche Besitzer folgten. Vielleicht deshalb wurde das Haus seit 1565/68 "Eepurg", "?d Burg" (= leere Burg) und 1628 "?ttburg" genannt. Von dieser Namensform ausgehend entstand am Ende des "aufgekl?rten" 18. Jahrhunderts die Assoziation zu Herzog Otto II. von Andechs, der fr?her als Stadtgrunder von Innsbruck galt und hier in seiner "Ottoburg" residiert haben soll. (Vgl. dazu die "Alte Stadtburg" gegen?ber.)

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"Ottoburg" castle

Late Gothic residential tower, with a documented history since 1476. The later Emperor Maximilian I awarded the "tower" in 1497 to Prince Rudolf of Anhalt, after his death (1515), only bourgeois owners followed. Maybe for this reason since 1565-1568 the house has been called "Eepurg" or "desolate castle" (= empty castle), and by 1628 it was called "?ttburg". This form of the name comes from the end of the "enlightened" 18th Century, in association with the Duke Otto II of Andechs, who was then considered to have been the founder of Innsbruck, and is said to have once resided here in his "Otto castle". (Compare with the "Old Town Castle" opposite.)
Placed ByStadt Innsbruck (City of Innsbruck)
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Date Added Wednesday, September 10th, 2014 at 4:11am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)32T E 680938 N 5237777
Decimal Degrees47.26850000, 11.39203333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 47° 16.11', E 11° 23.522'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds47° 16' 6.60" N, 11° 23' 31.32" E
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Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1 Herzog-Friedrich-Straße, Innsbruck Tyrol 6020, AT
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