Kritische Anmerkungen zum Historisch-topographischen Handbuch der Wehranlagen und Herrensitze OÖ

1288 Abstract The treatise deals with the "Historic-topographical manual of the fortifications and mansions of Upper Austria" by the castle researcher and archivist Norbert Grabherr, which was published in 1975 by the “Österreichische Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Ur- und Frühgeschichte”. Fritz Felgenhauer, head of the Institute for Prehistory and Early History at the University of Vienna at the time, played a key role in the publication of the manuscript on castle studies, who assessed it as a "unique source for Austrian medieval archaeology". In fact, since its introduction, the handbook has been considered an important reference work that was and is used intensively by medieval archaeologists, historians, archivists and regional researchers. Countless scientific and local history treatises quote from the handbook. Recently, Grabherr's data sets have also found their way into the “Digital Kulturatlas of Upper Austria" and in the "Free Encyclopedia Wikipedia". In the surveys carried out by the author and other researchers from 1975/76, however, considerable errors in the data sets had to be noted. In particular, the localization data represent a sensitive weak point in the historical-topographical handbook. The inaccuracies in location also mean that the local and cadastral communities are incorrect in a number of cases. A further point of criticism is a certain ignorance of site monuments as a whole. The aim of this article is a valid revision of the data sets based on the current state of research. Further revisions or additions are marked by versioning, so new results can flow in at any time.