Moosham Castle

In Moosham Castle, the third largest castle in Salzburg, the valuable collections and the original torture chamber are coveted showpieces of the museum. As an administrative centre in the 17th century and the seat of the governor in the Lungau region, the fate of many witches and wizards was sealed here.


Probably less popular at that time than it is today, Moosham Castle was the administrative centre of Lungau and seat of the governor, who exercised the sovereign's blood court rights. They must have been terrible times, because the witch trials were conducted behind these walls.
Moosham Castle was mentioned in a document for the first time in 1191. Starting in 1520, the castle was the residence of Salzburg's rulers and archbishops and was the blood and administrative court until 1790. The valuable collection pieces in the museum were collected by Count Hans Nepomuk Wilczek (1837-1922). The castle is still owned by the family.

The museum focuses on the way people lived in the different epochs (16 -19thcenturies), sculptures, paintings, corrals, hunting weapons, North Pole expedition, courtroom with the executioner's sword, torture chamber, findings from Roman times and much more.
The interesting guided tours offered year-round through the castle museum make for a scary experience and allow visitors to relive the Lungau history.
Guided museum tours take place all year except for November to mid-December. Closed Mondays. Two guided children's tours take place on every Thursday from May to September.

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