Ruine Ehrenberg Travel Guide

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Ruine Ehrenberg Things to Do

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    by himalia11 Updated Aug 24, 2012

    The museum is found in the valley near the car park and was pretty interesting. There were models of the castles, knight’s armour that you can try on, and you learnt a lot about the medieval times. It was nicely done, with the stairs going through a siege tower, and draperies separating the rooms. There are also several short films, for example one about the invention of powder which rather was for children, and a 3D-film about a knights tournament and the love of a damsel of the castle – funny but really for children! For the kids, there’s a also a „museums ralley“ , and in the end they become knight or lady of the castle and get a certificate.
    Besides, there also is multimedia show called “Historical”. It’s about the history of Ehrenberg, takes 30 minutes and is shown only at 2pm.

    Open daily from 10:00 to 17:00. Closed mid of November until Dec 26.
    Admission (adult/children): museum 7,50€/ 3,90€, „Historical“ multimedia show 6,80€/ 2,40€, combination ticket museum & “Historical” 10,50€/ 4,50€.

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    by himalia11 Updated Aug 24, 2012

    There are various castles and forts at that please, and you need to walk a lot if you want to visit all of them! They have been shut down in 1782 and are in ruins now, but worth a visit – and it’s free.

    Ehrenberg Klause: The remainders of the fortress are found down in the valley at a narrow place between two mountains. It was build 1480 as a road block and customs. Today you here find the free car park, a restaurant/guesthouse, a museum, a chapel (was closed) and some other buildings.

    Fortress Claudia: This fortress was built 1645 and is on the mountain to the south-east. It’s named after the archduchess Claudia de Medici. Per the signs, it will take about 1 hour from the car park up to the castle.

    Castle Ehrenberg: This castle is the oldest one, being built 1293. It’s found on the mountain in the north-west. Here was the northern border of Tyrol.
    We only went up to this castle as that was the closest – just 30 minutes. It’s a wide path, no problem with prams, at least up to the lower part of the castle. The last part was pretty steep. It’s in ruins but still enough left to explore it a bit, and the view is great!

    Fortress Schlosskopf: The fortress was built 1733 and is found a bit further to the west on a higher mountain. It’s about 1hour from Ehrenberg Klause. I assume the view from there is fantastic.

    Children can get a “treasure map“ at the ticket counter of the museum. There are some stations on the way up to the Ehrenberg castle, and above you’ll find a tresure, the „magic Ehrenberg sword“. And at the fortress, you’ll find the „legendary Schlosskopf treasure“.

    Ehrenberg castle ruins Ehrenberg Klause Ehrenberg castle ruins View from Ehrenberg ruins View on Schlosskopf fortress
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    by himalia11 Written Aug 24, 2012

    This restaurant is located in the valley next to the museum. I had a “Toast Via Claudia”, which was a toast with turkey, pineapple and cocktail sauce, which was okay. My husband had a turkey Cordon Bleu. You quickly can see that you are in Austria if you order a Cordon Bleu, as it always comes with cowberry jam!

    Gasthof Klause Cordon Bleue Toast Via Claudia

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