We open on May 1!

The outdoor areas of Heinfels Castle can be explored on your own during opening hours as part of the panoramic tour. Along the castle wall and the traffic circles, vistas and unusual views of Heinfels Castle open up. Via the castle courtyard and the tower with the more than 500-year-old stone, artfully curved spiral staircase, guests reach the chapel roof, the ruins and those who are free from giddiness finally the highest tower of Heinfels Castle - the keep!

 

As soon as it is possible again, our trained guides will again lead through the entire castle complex, through chambers, parlors and halls: Authentic history and moving stories with castle models, films, radio plays or animations for young and old guests are made vivid. The journey through time begins with the legendary battle of the giant Haunold against the Huns. It continues with the everyday life in a castle and ends with the only storming of Heinfels Castle during the peasants' revolts. The art-historical highlight is the castle chapel of St. Lawrence.

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It was a special day for the "Queen of the Puster Valley": On the 12th of July the guardian angel bell was cast in the bell foundry Grassmayr in Innsbruck. This is a continuation of the old tradition of bells in the castle.

During the restoration work, a special red chalk drawing from the early 16th century was uncovered. But this is not the only discovery!

Heinfels Castle’s main redevelopment should be complete and open once again to the general public within five years. An ambitious goal if you were to take a peek inside the imposing castle, as the last centuries haven’t been kind to the halls and chambers, leaving them to dilapidate.

On 16 November 2015, the concept regarding the future use of Heinfels Castle was presented to the district councils of the Tyrolean Oberland. If everything goes according o plan, the main redevelopment can take place during summer 2016.

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.

On 2 June 2015, the members of the ‘New Uses’ and ‘Redevelopment and Maintenance’ groups were met by gorgeous weather as they set out to visit the border fortress of Altfinstermünz in Nauders at the foot of the Finstermünzpass.