Major construction progress at Heinfels Castle
6 June 2020 will be a historic day for Pustertal and the entire region: after decades of slumber and decay to ruin, the castle will be reopened with a grand ceremony. The museum will be the first to open, with gastronomy with a two-storey restaurant and suites to follow only in 2023. The museum will be run seasonally from May to October until the entire complex is commissioned. In the meantime, visitors will be catered for by a small restaurant on the northern ring wall on the upper Festplatz. The work so far is impressive.
The inner development of the imposing castle complex is largely completed, all the elaborate staircases from the eastern weir to the northeast tower, from the palace to the ramps in the south wing have been completed. The challenging installation of a special staircase in the twenty-metre-high tower continues into the winter.
Beside the already opened platform on the roof of the chapel, the highest point of the entire complex overlooks the landscape and mountains of Hochpustertal. The museum concept is also in the middle of the implementation phase. The films and radio plays for the museum are currently being produced and physical 3D models of the castle are being developed on the basis of the latest scientific findings in order to be able to convey as vivid an impression as possible of the 800-year history of the Queen of Pustertal at a later date: From May 2018 to the end of October 2019, more than 2800 visitors gained insights into one of the most exciting construction sites in the region. The Museumsverein Burg Heinfels would like to thank the visitors for their enormous interest and positive feedback.