The mysterious world of the genius

This special exhibition at Hohenwerfen Castle is dedicated to Leonardo da Vinci’s vast range of talents. His genius influences our everyday lives even more than his magnificent drawings. Da Vinci was an all-round genius and a free spirit, a visionary and a revolutionary thinker. He was a builder, an architect and an inventor, who laid the foundations for much of today’s technology, introduced technological change and made technological progress as we know it today possible.

During his lifetime, Leonardo da Vinci drew several hundred sketches of technological devices, and this is precisely what the exhibition is dedicated to. It illustrates da Vinci’s geniality and extraordinary patterns of thought with 30 - partly interactive - functional models and fascinating 3D holograms. The exhibition mainly focuses on the machines he designed, war devices and utensils for lifting, conveyance and measuring technology. His studies on bird flight and their transformation into flying devices, the “Codice del Volo”, highlight the direct link with Hohenwerfen Castle.

The special exhibition will enrich Hohenwerfen Castle until the end of 2019, and is included in the combined castle ticket as well as in the conveniently purchased online ticket. We also provide exciting special tours of the exhibition for groups.