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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: 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
Duration: 6 min.
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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
Season End Party
2017-04-15, 8:00 PM
Winter Season End Party at the castle Kaprun presented by CROWD PLEASERS (JEV), great atmosphere with 9 DJs and one live act.

Kaprun, Burg Kaprun
Anniversary concert - 10 years Pinzgauer clarinet choir: „A French evening“
2017-04-27, 7:30 PM
On Thursday, the 27th April 2017 at 07.30pm the clarinet choir of Pinzgau gives a 10th anniversary concert at the castle Kaprun.
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
Time travel through Kaprun
2017-06-13 - 2017-09-12, 9:30 AM
From 13th June until 12th of September 2017 every Tuesday a photo safari hike through Kaprun takes place. Start is at 09.30am at the castle Kaprun. Easy hike, duration ...
Kaprun, Registration necessary: 0043 650 5012273
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
Traditional evening at the castle Kaprun
2017-08-29 - 2017-09-05, 8:00 PM
In July, August and beginning of September 2016, every Tuesday at 08.00pm an traditional austrian evening with folk dance and Austrian “Schuhplatteln” takes place at ...
Kaprun, Burg Kaprun

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