As well as serving as toll station for travelling merchants, Mauterndorf Castle was the summer residence of the Prince-Archbishop Leonhard von Keutschach. See how the legendary ruler with the turnip on his coat of arms lived in the area now known as Lungau, and how his private chambers may have looked.
Hermann Epenstein was a man of contradictions. To this day, the former Berlin doctor is revered as a major benefactor of the Lungau region. He purchased Mauterndorf Castle in 1894, saving it from ruin at great personal expense and effort. The half-Jewish convert was also Hermann Göring’s godfather. Hermann Göring later inherited the castle. The exhibition reveals Epenstein’s many facets as a patron and a person mixing in Powerful circles.