Berneck Castle is a medieval castle on the eastern side of Kauns at an elevation of 1076m. To the south the castle is built on a rock wall that drops 130 meters into the valley of Faggenback. To the west there is a steep slope which descends to the Kaunertal.
The Castle is of little strategic significance. The castle probably served to protect the main road over the Piller Höhe.
After having many owners, the castle was finally purchased in 1976 by architect Ekkehard Hörmann from Innsbruck who ensured that the castle was renovated between 1977 and 1983. Renovation of the castle chapel was only completed in 1987. This saved the Berneck castle from ruin.
Berneck castle is open in the summer months for visits. Visits with guides take place on Fridays and Saturdays at 10am and 11am.
The tour takes one hour and is only conducted in German. The castle cannot be viewed without a tour guide.
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