Friesach medieval castle construction experience – a journey back in time adventure for the whole family
An exciting day trip destination for children and adults in Carinthia
A fascinating experiment is being carried out in Friesach in Carinthia since 2009, which impresses all ages and illustrates history in a thrilling way. A medieval castle is being built in Friesach exclusively using resources and tools from a bygone era.
Friesach Castle history lab – deep insight into the past
The project is a lab for experimental history, experimental archaeology is being carried out here.
A medieval hill castle, as is typical for Austria, is being built here on an area of 4,000 m². With farm buildings, residential tower, domestic building with chapel, ring wall yard and gates it has everything that was important for a castle at that time.
The impressive structure is being built exclusively using medieval methods, with tools from that time and materials that were used back then. Therefore, only natural construction materials such as wood, stone, sand etc. are being used. There are no machines that are operated by power or motors at the castle construction in Friesach. It is therefore possible to learn from the past and rediscover lost knowledge.
Immerse yourself in a strange world – harsh daily reality full of peace and tranquility
Visitors to the Friesach medieval castle construction experience can watch the craftsmen doing their arduous work and also help out, where appropriate. You immerse yourself in the European Middle Ages and experience the day-to-day life of that time up close. The tough daily reality seems peaceful and tranquil to present-day visitors. There is no trace of modern hectic life on the Medieval building site.
Directions to Friesach medieval castle construction experience
The Friesach medieval castle construction experience is an extremely worthwhile and exciting day trip destination for the whole family. From Hotel Die Post. Active. Family. Spa. in Bad Kleinkirchheim the journey takes about 70 minutes by car.
Friesach medieval castle construction experience opening hours
The medieval castle construction experience is open to visitors every day from April to October. As it is a real building site, you can only view the castle construction with a guided tour. Guided tours take place regularly during the opening hours – roughly every one and a half hours from 9.30 a.m. to 4.30 p.m.
Guided tours take place for groups at any time with prior booking.
Prices for the Friesach medieval castle construction experience
The contribution to the castle construction experience for adults is just over ten euro, for children under 5 euro. There are discounts for youngsters, families and groups.
An adventurous holiday for the whole family at Hotel Die Post
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