Abensberg und Traun (now usually written Abensperg-Traun) is the name of an Austrian noble family, originally from the Upper Austrian Traungau, and one of the oldest extant aristocratic families in Central Europe. They are one of the so-called "Apostel Houses", i.e. they are one of the few families which had already played a historical role during the period of Babenburg rule of Austria (976 to 1246).
The County of Abensperg und Traun (or Abensperg-Traun) was a state of the Holy Roman Empire, formed by the family in 1653. Geographically, the state included modern-day Abensberg in Bavaria and the Traun, Petronell, Maissau, Rappottenstein, Wolkersdorf, Groß-Schweinbarth, Bockfließ and Bisamberg areas in Austria. To this day, the Abensperg und Traun family owns large estates in these areas, as well as a number of castles and fortresses.
In 1668, the Count of Abensperg-Traun also held the Lordship of Eglofs, which was later sold to the Windisch-Graetz family in 1804. A notable Count of Abensperg-Traun was Otto Ferdinand von Abensperg und Traun (1677-1748).
Traun Castle (owned since 1120)
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Palais Abensperg-Traun, Herrengasse, Vienna (1401-1855)
Maissau Castle (owned since 1526)
Petronell Castle (1656-2006)
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Groß-Schweinbarth Castle (owned since 1661)
Burg Rappottenstein (owned since 1664)
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Palais Abensperg-Traun, Weihburggasse, Vienna (owned since 1872)
- C. v. Wurzbach, "Biographisches Lexikon des Kaiserthum Österreich"
- Hormayer, "Österreichischer Plutarch"
- Media related to Abensperg-Traun family at Wikimedia Commons
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