Museum Schloss Bruck Lienz
Museum Schloss Bruck Lienz

Bruck Castle

For 70 years now, Bruck Castle on the castle hill above Lienz is the museum of the East Tyrolean town

Bruck Castle (Schloss Bruck) was built in the 13th century as residence castle of the Counts of Gorizia. Its name derives from the bridge (in German "Brücke") at its foot. From the donjon you can look on the entire basin of Lienz and the lower Iseltal valley. A great view on the surroundings has been crucial for the defensiveness and representation.

In the course of time, Bruck Castle had different roles to play: residence castle of the Counts of Gorizia, administrative seat of the Lords of Wolkenstein-Rodenegg, weapons stockpile, military hospital, and brewery. The Chapel of the Most Holy Trinity occupies a special place: The two-storey Romanesque building is decorated with beautiful Gothic fresco cycles by Simon von Taisten and Andrä Peuerweg. Today it is the showpiece of the castle tour, and a venue for civil ceremonies.

The venerable building, in possession of the town of Lienz, houses the Regional Museum of Lienz with its gallery of the East Tyrolean expressionist Albin Egger-Lienz (1868-1926). In the western wing you can admire contemporary art. From the parking space at the foot of the castle hill, a 5-minute walk takes you to the museum: The castle park is known to host about 15 different species of bats. A theme trail with five stations will let you know better these interesting nocturnal animals.

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Opening times

  • Tue 16 Jul 10:00 - 18:00
  • Wed 17 Jul 10:00 - 18:00
  • Thu 18 Jul 10:00 - 18:00
  • Fri 19 Jul 10:00 - 18:00
  • Sat 20 Jul 10:00 - 18:00
  • Sun 21 Jul 10:00 - 18:00
  • Mon 22 Jul 10:00 - 18:00

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Full timetables
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Regional Museum Lienz - spring 2024 (30/05/2024 - 30/06/2024)

  • Mon closed
  • Tue 10:00 - 16:00
  • Wed 10:00 - 16:00
  • Thu 10:00 - 16:00
  • Fri 10:00 - 16:00
  • Sat 10:00 - 16:00
  • Sun 10:00 - 16:00

Corpus Christi 2024 (30/05/2024) 10:00 - 16:00

Regional Museum Lienz - summer 2024 (01/07/2024 - 31/08/2024)

  • Mon 10:00 - 18:00
  • Tue 10:00 - 18:00
  • Wed 10:00 - 18:00
  • Thu 10:00 - 18:00
  • Fri 10:00 - 18:00
  • Sat 10:00 - 18:00
  • Sun 10:00 - 18:00

Feast of the Assumption 2024 (15/08/2024) 10:00 - 18:00

Regional Museum Lienz - autumn 2024 (01/09/2024 - 13/10/2024)

  • Mon closed
  • Tue 10:00 - 16:00
  • Wed 10:00 - 16:00
  • Thu 10:00 - 16:00
  • Fri 10:00 - 16:00
  • Sat 10:00 - 16:00
  • Sun 10:00 - 16:00

Admission

Regional Museum Lienz:
€ 10.00 adults
€ 8.00 seniors 65+
€ 8.00 people with disabilities
€ 8.00 groups (10 and more persons)
€ 2.50 students (up to 27 years)

€ 20.00 family ticket (2 adults with children under 18 years)

€ 5.00 only western wing or tower
€ 4.00 guided tour (on reservation)

free for children under 6 years
free with the East Tyrol Card

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castle package for groups:
€ 17.50 per person
with prosecco, admission and guided tour

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combined ticket Regional Museum Lienz and Aguntum:
€ 12.00 adults
€ 10.00 seniors 65+
€ 10.00 people with disabilities

€ 23.50 family ticket (2 adults with children under 18 years)

More information

The castle and its museum stay open every year from the end of May to mid-October, Mondays rest day in spring and autumn, no rest day in July and August. Season start 2024 on May 30.

In spring and autumn, the Castle Café stays open till 5 pm, in July and August till 6 pm. Unfortunately, the museum and the castle are not barrier-free. Dogs are not allowed.

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