Heinfels Castle

Heinfels, Austria

Heinfels castle stands in the Puster Valley, near the entrance to the Villgraten Valley. Although the town was first settled by Huns around 500 AD, a castle was not mentioned until 1243. It belonged to the County of Gorz, and was expanded on the west side in 1500. In 1526, it was besieged by Michael Gaismair and 2,000 soldiers seeking to overthrow Catholic rule in the area. Today it is privately owned.

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Founded: c. 1243
Category: Castles and fortifications in Austria

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IVANO BERTONCIN (2 years ago)
bellissimo ponte in legno sotto un castello
Mermadone (2 years ago)
Just an old brisge, but beautiful!
Tony Pellegrino (2 years ago)
You have to make a small detour from the San Candido Lienz cycle path
Gaetano Volpi (2 years ago)
It is worth getting there if you are on the border in Prato alla Drava.
enzo 62 (4 years ago)
Bellissimo e tenuto perfettamente da vedere
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