The castle is located near the town of Mauterndorf Mauterndorf south of Salzburg, Austria. The castle stands on a high hill and is visible from afar. It was located on an important trade route, control, and defend against attacks Taurahtal valley.
The castle was built on the site in 1253 and until the early 19th century was owned by the Archbishop of Salzburg. Initially, there was built a fortress wall, and dungeon, as well as the five-story building. In the 14th century the castle was extended to him were added to the new three-storey building. In the late 14th century frescoes in the castle there were arms and highborn citizens of Salzburg, as well as the second was completed fortification. Later the castle was modified several times.
On the grounds of the castle is a small chapel dedicated to St. Henry. The first mention of it date from the mid 14th century. The chapel is a small, single-aisle building in the Gothic style, its walls adorned with ancient frescoes. The altar in the mid-15th century on it are the statues of saints: the Virgin Mary, St. Barbara and St. Catherine.
Visitors to the castle offer not only look at its architecture and history, but also to immerse themselves in the Middle Ages: actors in costume act out scenes from the life of the time, you can try dishes typical of the period and listen to medieval music. Also explains in detail and show why using the lock, its towers and walls.
The castle is working and a very interesting museum of costume, where you can see the clothes of the rich and the ordinary people of that time, the form of military and clergy.
On the grounds of the castle Mauterndorf work and special children's entertainment and educational programs that help kids get acquainted with the history. There is a special theater performances and competitions for children aged 4 years and older. For adults as possible to carry out unusual romantic tours - they are held daily in the evening, an individual program and end with a romantic dinner by candlelight.