Heinfels Castle is an outstanding tourist destination, museum and event venue. The museum offers an overall experience suitable for everyone through towers and battlements, stunning views and history.
Burg Heinfels History
Heinfels Castle stands on a hill above the municipality of Heinfels and thanks to its position it is called the King of Alta Pusteria. The name refers to the legendary origins of this fortress which was founded by the Huns. Considering the position of defense until the sixteenth century it was called "Huonenfels".
Its history begins in 1243 when the manor and its lord, the knight Otto von Heunvels, are mentioned for the first time, although it seems to be at least a couple of years older.
The Görzer counts later became masters of the castle. Telling the long and eventful story would be boring. Instead of mulling over the past, one must rejoice in the present. The castle tells a story that impresses and fascinates. It is well preserved and stands majestically on the Alta Pusteria.
Heinfels Castle rises above Heinfels and is the symbol of eastern Val Pusteria. From the castle you can enjoy a magnificent view that is difficult to forget that embraces the upper and lower part of the Drava river and the Tyrolean valley of Gail. The castle can now also be visited inside, where there is a tavern where you can refresh yourself with local specialties and a museum that lets visitors experience the most important chapters of Heingels' eventful history, from the founding of Heinfels to the fight of the legendary giant Haunold against the Huns. It takes us through the daily life of Heinfels, the geopolitical situation and the assault on the castle during the peasant revolts Victims of persecution are given the floor, such as the Hutterers, supporters of a reform in the church, but also Thomas Hanns, the condemned for the murder of the Heinfels cook.