RS schloss bruck bei lienz
RS schloss bruck bei lienz

Bruck Castle

Bruck Castle near Lienz in East Tyrol houses the Regional Museum Lienz.

In the 13th century, the Counts of Gorizia built a castle complex near Lienz, equipped with a machicoulis and round path. From the donjon the counts had a great view on the entire basin of Lienz and the lower Iseltal valley. The name "Bruck" (bridge) derives from the bridge at the foot of the castle.

Of particular note is the Chapel of the Most Holy Trinity. The two-storey Romanesque building is decorated with beautiful Gothic fresco cycles by Simon von Taisten and Andrä Peuerweg. In the course of time Bruck Castle has often changed hands and had different roles to play, as e.g. weapons stockpile, military hospital, barracks as well as brewery. Finally, in 1942, the city of Lienz acquired the castle, which it still owns today.

The township opened the Regional Museum Lienz in the castle. Today it is popular for cultural events in the castle courtyard and for its impressive gallery of the East Tyrolean expressionist Albin Egger-Lienz (1868-1926). The castle and its park are known to host about 15 different species of bats. A theme trail is devoted to theses interesting nocturnal animals. Bruck castle is accessible within a 5 minutes walk from the parking space at the foot of the hill.

Currently, access may be subject to certain restrictions.

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Opening times

  • Tue 19 Jan closed
  • Wed 20 Jan closed
  • Thu 21 Jan closed
  • Fri 22 Jan closed
  • Sat 23 Jan closed
  • Sun 24 Jan closed
  • Mon 25 Jan closed

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Full timetables
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COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Closure (11/02/2020 - 01/31/2021)

  • Mon closed
  • Tue closed
  • Wed closed
  • Thu closed
  • Fri closed
  • Sat closed
  • Sun closed

Regional Museum Lienz (07/05/2020 - 10/26/2020)

  • Mon closed
  • Tue closed
  • Wed 10:00 - 16:00
  • Thu 10:00 - 16:00
  • Fri 10:00 - 16:00
  • Sat 10:00 - 16:00
  • Sun 10:00 - 16:00

15th August (08/15/2020) 10:00 - 16:00

National holiday (10/26/2020) 10:00 - 16:00

Admission

€ 8.50 adults (museum)
€ 3.00 adults (only west wing or tower)
€ 6.50 seniors 65+, people with disabilities
€ 2.50 young people (up to 18 years), students (up to 27 years)
€ 17.00 family ticket (2 adults with children under 18 years)

groups:
€ 3.00 school classes (per person, educational programme)
€ 6.50 groups (per person, 10 and more persons)
€ 12.00 Castle Package (admission, sparkling wine, guided tour, only for groups)

combined ticket with the Archeological Park and Museum Aguntum:
€ 11.50 adults
€ 9.50 seniors 65+, people with disabilities
€ 23.00 family ticket (2 adults with children under 18 years)

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