Narrow battlements and round towers alternate with wide panoramic views. Modern architecture opens up the ruins and the highest tower for those who are free from giddiness.
Visitors are guided through Heinfels castle exclusively by trained cultural mediators. In each castle chamber, each hall, a chapter of the eventful history of Heinfels is told. Castle models, film and audio stations, photographs, original objects and animations are used.
The journey through time begins with the founding legend of Heinfels, with the fight of the legendary giant Haunold against the Huns. It takes us through everyday life at Heinfels, the geopolitical situation and the storming of the castle during the peasant uprisings. Persecuted people such as the Hutterites - supporters of a reform of the church - have their say, as does Thomas Hanns, the convicted murderer of the cook at Heinfels.