Kaprun Castle 

Touring the old walls

Kaprun Castle is a great destination for families and it is worth a visit in both bad and good weather. A visit to the medieval walls can be perfectly combined with our family hikes (Kapruner Moos walk, Guggenhöhenweg). We would also recommend a visit to the Vötters Vehicle Museum which is located on the same street. Tip: For all morning grouches, the castle can be visited in the afternoon or as a short excursion between other activities.

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Kaprun Castle History

The Kaprun Castle was built in the 12th century by the Upper Bavarian noble family. Since then, it was a place of residence for the nobles, and it also served as a defense facility. After this time, it unfortunately fell into disrepair. However, it has been lovingly restored by the Kaprun Castle Society (Burgverein Kaprun) over the past few decades.  Today, the castle majestically looks down on the village of Kaprun and it is best to visit the imposing castle and admire the unique scenery.

Burg Kaprun Sommer © Arne Müseler – arne-mueseler.com

Burg Kaprun Sommer © Arne Müseler – arne-mueseler.com

Kaprun Castle Tour

Kaprun Castle invites you to do a tour of the castle which take place every Monday and Wednesday. Here you can learn everything about the history of the castle and explore the castle premises. In 2021, a new staircase was built by the Kaprun Castle Society and it will take you to the highest point of the keep, where you can enjoy a breathtaking view of the Zell basin. The castle is one of the most beautiful and unique sights in Kaprun and should not be missed on any visit to Zell am See / Kaprun.

When: Every Monday and Wednesday 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Admission: Adults € 8.00 and children under 15 years are free


Nowadays, Kaprun Castle is also known as a popular venue for events. With two large halls, the Knight’s Hall and the Gallery Hall, it offers space for several hundred people. Whether your event is a congress or a birthday, the castle is suitable for celebrations and events of all kinds. Additionally, the Kaprun Castle Association plans a wide variety of festivities throughout the year.

Kaprun Castle Festival

Every summer, the legendary castle festival takes place at Kaprun Castle. Medieval friends gather for the big parade that starts from Salzburgerplatz, and walk towards the castle all the while reviving times gone by! Over 200 exhibitors take part in the 3-day festival which includes Knight fights, jugglery, the medieval market and much more. Everything that belongs to a real castle festival is offered, making this a special and exciting experience for young and old.

When: A weekend in July, check yearly for the exact dates
Duration: 3 days
Culinary: street food
Dress code: Medieval
Tip: medieval clothing = reduced price (If you dress up in medieval clothing you get a discounted entry price)

Castle Advent

Every year in mid-December during the lead up to Christmas, the Castle Advent event takes place on one weekend. The atmosphere from within the old walls is unique. Numerous regional exhibitors offer their handmade products for sale, local musicians perform their songs, and your children will be joyfully entertained by the puppet theater and many other attractions. The event is rounded off by the traditional Krampus run of the Kaprun Perchtenverein in the castle’s courtyard. If you haven’t heard of ‘Krampus’ do some research, so you know what to expect at the event!


When: Mid-December
Duration: 2 days
Admission: Free

Frequently asked questions

The interior of Kaprun Castle is only accessible during castle tours and events. However, you can walk the corridors and moats around the castle at any time via the castle bridge.

Kaprun Castle can be booked for events of any kind and stands out as an event location with a special charm.

Yes, the castle has a lift and wheelchair accessible toilets.