Kaprun Castle An exciting journey into mediaeval times

It towers majestically and impressively above the region: Kaprun Castle. It was built in the 12th century as a fortress and residence of noble families. Situated just outside the village, it has overlooked the valley ever since. Today, the castle is still a stately building and an impressive sight in Zell am See-Kaprun, and invites you on a journey through time. The historic walls are also used as a venue: Events, celebrations and concerts take place here all year round. Kaprun Castle can also be used as a wedding location.

The history of Kaprun Castle

For many centuries, the castle served as a residence for the nobles who ruled Zell am See-Kaprun. From the 20th century onwards, the impressive building slowly fell into disrepair - until the dedicated Burgverein Kaprun got involved and turned the former fortress into a meeting place with a medieval atmosphere once again. Thus, Kaprun Castle is and remains the splendid landmark of the village.

Kaprun Castle in the Middle Ages | © Burg Kaprun
Castle tours and events at Kaprun Castle

If you would like to visit Kaprun Castle, you have the opportunity to do so three times a week in summer from July to the end of September. Kaprun Castle is also used as an event location: A variety of events take place here in summer and winter. The highlight of the programme is certainly the annual Medieval Festival in summer. With participants dressed in elaborate costumes, finely tuned culinary delights, appropriate music and knights' games, this event takes you back to times gone by. In addition, festivals, celebrations and concerts take place at Kaprun Castle time and again. Kaprun Castle can also be hired as a location for private events like a wedding. 

Kaprun Castle in its wintry splendor | © Zell am See-Kaprun Tourismus