Medieval Bruck castle – Lienz


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Castle Bruck

Bruck Castle is located in a mixed forest on a hill close to the Hochstein, the local mountain of Lienz. The name “Bruck” (bridge) derives from the bridge at its foot. From the donjon you can look on the entire basin of Lienz. A great view on the surroundings has been crucial for the defensiveness and representation. Additionally the access to the castle was protected by a machicoulis.

In the course of time Bruck Castle has often changed hands and had different roles to play, as e.g. weapons stockpile, military hospital, residence castle of the Counts of Görz as well as brewery. Nowadays Bruck Castle is the museum of the city of Lienz, and the inner courtyard is often venue for theatre performances and concerts.

Bruck Castle houses the Egger-Lienz-Gallery, the biggest public collection of the East Tyrolean expressionist Albin Egger-Lienz (1868-1926). His paintings illustrate art between the poles of modernity, abstraction and regional art. Besides Bruck Castle also shows smaller special exhibitions which change annually as well as a child-oriented show about the huge population of bats which live in the area of the castle, the park and the lake. In the new adapted western wing contemporary art is shown. And in the donjon the younger past of the town Lienz is presented in a co-exhibition with the “Tyrolean Archive of Photography”. By the way: there are museum pedagogic programmes for school classes!

Visitors information:

Opening hours:
May and June Tuesday – Sunday from 10 am – 6 pm
July and August daily from 10 am – 6 pm
September and October Tuesday – Sunday from 10 am – 4 pm

Ticket (adults):
from 7.50 Euros, combined ticket with the museum Aguntum and the Lienzer Bergbahnen lift facilities available (”Bergkultur” ticket)

Museum der Stadt Lienz
Schlossberg 1, 9900 Lienz

Further information:
Telefon: +43 (0)4852 62580
Telefax: +43 (0)4852 62580-4

on a hill in front of the Hochstein mountain (720 m asl)


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