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Mauterndorf Castle

Mauterndorf Castle is located in Lungau, in the southern district of the Salzburg state.

The Salzburg archbishops were already fascinated by this exceptional natural countryside, and therefore Mauterndorf Castle occasionally served as a summer residence.

Castle Mauterndorf

  • A time travel in the Middle Ages for young and old.
  • Own children holiday program.
  • Experience a day in the life of a Salzburg prince-bishop.
  • Experience Leonhard von Kreutschach up close and participate.
  • Special program for groups in the Mauterndorf Castle, on request.
  • Experience tour with own audio (French, German, English and Italian)
  • Mauterndorf Castle is opened daily from May to October.
  • A historical castle tavern (knight feast).
  • The Lungau countryside museum in the south tower of Mauterndorf Castle.

A central north-south trade route leading through the Upper Tauern and along the current site “Mauterndorf” already existed during Roman times. The Mauterndorf Castle was built by the Salzburg chapter on the previous toll station in the 13th century for the protection of the market community. The cathedral provost Burkhard von Weißpriachand and Archbishop Leonhard von Keutschach expanded the castle complex in the 15th century. As the castle’s ownership was transferred to the government in 1806, it was still owned by the chapter and functioned as its administration centre. It was threatened by deterioration since the beginning of the 19th century, so it was purchased by Dr. Hermann von Eppenstein, a wealthy military doctor from Berlin, in 1894 and rebuilt with great effort.

The state of Salzburg acquired the castle complex of Mauterndorf for the Austrian Republic in 1968. The Mauterndorf Castle, the historical building, was renovated from 1979 till 1982.
Nowadays, the Mauterndorf Castle presents itself as an impressive historical building with a rich historical past. The vaults, halls and apartments of the castle are today used as the countryside museum for Lungau.

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