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Kaprun Castle

More than 600 years of turbulent history

Even today the atmosphere of days long past is still palpable: entering time-honoured Kaprun Castle it feels like travelling into the past.

Medieval fair, festivals, concerts and guided tours are fascinating visitors. Salzburg's best medieval fair takes place in the end of july every year at castle Kaprun. Hundreds of reenactors show a time long gone. There are even concerts and festivals within the old historic walls. Castle Kaprun can be rented for events and weddings too!

Built in the 12th century

For today's visitors the castle is a real attraction, but for centuries it was proud possession and sanctuary of noble dynasties. The first documentary evidence of the castle goes back to the late 13th century. But the construction of the castle dates even further back: historians take it that the famous landmark of Kaprun had been erected by the noble family of the Counts of Falkenstein as early as the 12th century.

 

Until 1975 the castle witnessed turbulent times before it gradually entered into a state of decay. Eventually, the 'Burgverein' of Kaprun attended to a complete overhaul and had debris, rank growth, and signs of weathering removed. Since then the castle shines in its old splendour - and gives modern events a historic setting. The perfect symbiosis of the past and the present!

Duration: 5 min.
Eines der beliebtesten österreichischen Mittelalterfeste begeisterte auch heuer wieder mit Rittern, Tourieren, Händlern, Gauklern, Irish Folk Konzert und viel mehr! Mehr auf: http://www.zellamsee-kaprun.com/de/region/burg-kaprun One of Austria's most liked medieval festivals is the Burgfest Kaprun. Jester's, knights, fights, merchants and an irish folk concert entertained the crowd! More at http://www.zellamsee-kaprun.com/en/region/burg-kaprun
Duration: 6 min.
Medieval festival at castle Kaprun! more: http://blog.zellamsee-kaprun.com/2011/07/27/burgfest-kaprun/

Upcoming Events at the Castle Kaprun

Castle sightseeing tour
2017-07-31 - 2017-12-25, 4:00 PM
Every Monday the "Castle Team" is looking forward to guide you through the castle Kaprun, no registration required. Entrance: € 5,- per adult, children and youth free. ...
Kaprun, Burg Kaprun
Carnival for children at the castle Kaprun
2017-02-26, 2:00 PM
On Friday, the 26th February 2017, from 02.00pm to 05.00pm carnival for children with many games and fun at the castle Kaprun. Free entrance!
Kaprun, Burg Kaprun
Paddy Night
2017-03-18, 7:00 PM
Green Paddy Night - folk fans dressed in green. Green is the colour for the Paddy Night at the Castle Kaprun. Enjoy the atmosphere of a Pub-Festival with the great music.
Kaprun, Burg Kaprun
Spring exhibition at the Kaprun Castle
2017-05-06 - 2017-05-07, 11:00 AM
Handcraft & Creative - more than 40 exhibitors with a sensational offer will welcome you at the spring exhibition at the Kaprun Castle.

with Kids programme, ...
Kaprun, Burg Kaprun
Traditional evening at the castle Kaprun
2017-07-04 - 2017-08-29, 8:00 PM
In July and August 2017, every Tuesday at 08.00pm an traditional austrian evening with folk dance and Austrian “Schuhplatteln” takes place at the castle ...
Kaprun, Burg Kaprun
Castle Festival 2017
2017-07-21 - 2017-07-23, 11:00 AM
The "Kaprun Castle Society" hosts the Castle Festival again this year. It has long been the most renowned mediaeval festival amongst friends of the Middle Ages. Visitors ...
Kaprun, Burg Kaprun

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