Centuries ago, the sundial above the Mauterndorf castle gate greeted merchants, scoundrels and travelers on their way through the Lungau region. The portal where passing traders once heard the words: “Open your bag and pay the toll” is now the gate leading visitors right back to Middle Ages.
Visitors of Mauterndorf adventure castle plunge deep into the history of the toll station castle from the 13th century. Accompanied by a lady-in-waiting or by a courtier, you can go for an “audience with the Prince Archbishop” in authentic style or for a romantic night tour in the mysterious defense tower.
Groups of children, pupils and young people have the chance to plunge deep into the Middle Ages at Mauterndorf adventure castle. Under the guidance of our museum educators, they will find out interesting stories on the former toll station and the temporary summer residence of Salzburg Prince Archbishops.
The imposing defense tower takes you back into the world of yesterday. But not only you: The family castle of Mauterndorf will amaze your whole family and show what life was like in the toll station castle centuries ago.
In the 13th century, the Salzburg cathedral chapter ordered the construction of Mauterndorf Castle at the toll station of the time to protect the market town. The provost of the cathedral Burkhard von Weißpriach and Archbishop Leonhard von Keutschach expanded the castle complex in the 15th century. The latter in particular loved the castle and used it as a summer residence.