Burg Heinfels Drohnenaufnahme Heinfels
Burg Heinfels Drohnenaufnahme Heinfels

Heinfels Castle

Above the eponymous village in the Upper Val Pusteria valley Heinfels Castle, “the Queen of the Val Pusteria”, rises

The mighty Heinfels Castle (Burg Heinfels) is located in the Upper Val Pusteria at 1,130 m a.s.l. In 1243, the castle and Knight Otto von Heunvels were first mentioned in a document but it is expected that the castle is much older. Until the 16th century, it was known as "Huonenfels", because its origins are presumed to date back to the Huns in the 5th century AD. But presumably it were the Avars who built the castle complex in East Tyrol.

The castle is conveniently located and offers a beautiful panoramic view until the Gailtal valley. Due to its position, Heinfels Castle is visible from afar, one reason why it is called "Queen of the Val Pusteria". Through the centuries, it had numerous owners - in the 16th century, the area was known as ideal for the chamois and lynx hunt. In 1613, a fire destroyed big parts of the castle.

After years of planning works and renovation, Heinfels was reopened to the public in 2020: It includes a museum of 1,000 sqm, a shop, and a castle tavern. 38 arrow slits and so-called storm piles, which prevented that the walls could have been climbed up at the outside, characterize the castle still today. It can be reached on several paths, already the gorgeous view is worth the ascent!

Contact info

Opening times

  • Sun 21 Jul 10:00 - 17:00
  • Mon 22 Jul 10:00 - 17:00
  • Tue 23 Jul 10:00 - 17:00
  • Wed 24 Jul 10:00 - 17:00
  • Thu 25 Jul 10:00 - 17:00
  • Fri 26 Jul 10:00 - 17:00
  • Sat 27 Jul 10:00 - 17:00

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Spring 2024 (02/05/2024 - 07/07/2024)

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

Ascension Day 2024 (09/05/2024) 10:00 - 16:00

Whit Monday 2024 (20/05/2024) closed

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

Summer 2024 (08/07/2024 - 08/09/2024)

  • Mon 10:00 - 17:00
  • Tue 10:00 - 17:00
  • Wed 10:00 - 17:00
  • Thu 10:00 - 17:00
  • Fri 10:00 - 17:00
  • Sat 10:00 - 17:00
  • Sun 10:00 - 17:00

Feast of the Assumption 2024 (15/08/2024) 10:00 - 17:00

Autumn 2024 (12/09/2024 - 27/10/2024)

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

Austrian National Day 2024 (26/10/2024) 10:00 - 16:00

Admission

guided castle tour (interiors with castle chapel and museum):
€ 15.90 adults
€ 15.90 young people (15-18 years)
€ 9.50 children (7-14 years)

free for children under 7 years

panorama tour (outdoor areas of the castle, without guided tour):
€ 9.50 adults
€ 9.50 young people (15-18 years)
€ 6.50 children (7-14 years)

More information

Heinfels Castle stays open every year from early May to the end of October, for groups of 10 and more persons it is accessible on request all year round. The interiors are accessible only during a guided tour (approx. 90 minutes): ticket reservation on burg-heinfels.com/ticket-en.html

The outdoor areas of Heinfels Castle may be freely discovered during the panorama tour, tickets are available on-site. The shop of the museum and the castle tavern are freely accessible. Dogs are not allowed at Heinfels Castle. Season start 2024 on the 2nd of May.

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