The original castle was built at the end of the The original castle was built at the end of the 12th century. Its builders belonged to the knightly family of the Arbergers. They bore the Aar (= eagle) in their name and coat of arms.
Araburg is therefore called Adlerburg, a name that does justice to this highest castle in Lower Austria at around 800m above sea level. The expansion in stages took place under the Ruckendorfern and the Jörgern until the 17th century.
The Araburg has been owned by the Lilienfeld Abbey since 1625 and was finally in ruins with the Turkish siege in 1683. Today the Araburg is a worthwhile excursion destination for young and old.
In the recently opened castle museum "Szenarium Araburg" you will get exciting insights into the medieval history of the castle.