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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enzo 62 (19 months ago)
Bellissimo e tenuto perfettamente da vedere
Franco Mazzoleni (21 months ago)
Ponte coperto in legno restaurato e manutenuto molto bene. Belle capriate a sostegno della copertura. Attraversa la Drava e faceva parte della vecchia infrastruttura stradale che percorreva il Tirolo dell'est.
Melita Bubek (2 years ago)
Izredni spomenik tehnične dediščine
Pellegrino piceno (2 years ago)
Uno dei ponti storici costruiti a fine settecento dai mastri del castello di Heinfels , a quanto pare provenienti dalla Germania . Questo ponte , come scritto in una lastra in bronzo in lingua germanica e italiana , racconta che stava per essere distrutto dalle truppe di napoleone bonaparte in ritirata , ma tre battaglioni austriaci della zona riuscirono ad inseguirli e scacciarli , evitando la distruzione . La leggenda narra che un soldato francese con la sciabola colpì il crocefisso posto a metà percorso all'interno del ponte , oggi il crocefisso resta così come era posto e sembra esserci ancora il segno della sciabolata . Insieme alla statua del Cristo in croce , c'è antistante la statua di un altro santo importante protettore della zona . L'interno del ponte , tutto in legno massiccio e tiranti in ferro , danno un senso di eccitante ritorno al passato storico , mentre sotto i piedi senti il fragore del fiume Drava che scorre impetuoso . La galleria ha un altra galleria più piccola scoperta che da direttamente il fianco al fiume , qui se attraversata è un pò più esposta e la camminata meno sicura ma resta stabile al pedone , forse doveva essere il passaggio per i pedoni , mentre ai carri era riservata l'intera galleria . Ci sono delle panche in legno su questo settore del ponte per ammirare il fiume che scorre ed il panorama . Sopra c'è il castello imponente di Heinfels . Merita il ponte una visita , anche perchè è uno dei pochi rimasti intatti in tutto il Tirolo .
Attila Tényi (2 years ago)
Beautiful wooden bridge.
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