Three castles, three perspectives
The Südtiroler Burgeninstitut (the South Tyrolean Castle Institute) invited Management of the Museumsverein and the Steering Group to visit a number of castles in and around South Tyrol on 14 July 2015.
The Haderburg in Salurn, near Bozen, the Trostburg in Waidruck, and the Burg Sand in Taufers are three excellent examples of castles which can be considered when tackling the project of Heinfels Castle. Wolfgang von Klebelsberg, Chair of the Südtiroler Burgeninstituts, recounted his own personal experiences and gave detailed answers to the many questions of the participants in his capacity as expert in the field.
While the owners and managers of the Haderburg, an eclectic ruin featuring a castle inn, still face big challenges today not only because of its very exposed location, the Burg Sand in Taufers is the opposite, a classic example of how to successfully exploit a structure for touristic purposes. Whereas the Trostburg stands out for its picturesque location and vast collection of original furnishings and features. The aim here is to uphold a considerate use of the structures and maintain unique, cultural heritages.
The Museumsverein Burg Heinfels and the Steering Group would hereby like to thank the Institute for its excellent guide, allowing it to bring back home many ideas that will continue to flow into future developments of the project.