Castle, winery and cultural center in Central Carinthia

Taggenbrunn was built on the remains of a Celtic-Roman ring wall settlement (6th century BC) in the 12th century by Tagenus of Pongau on behalf of the Archbishopric of Salzburg and is about 50 minutes by car from Hotel Lercher.

In the 14th century Carinthia was ruled from Taggenbrunn and was in imperial possession until the end of the 15th century, after which Maximilian I handed Taggenbrunn back to the Archbishopric of Salzburg.

The extension of the castle complex to a modern fortification took place from 1497 to 1503 under Archbishop Leonhard von Keutschach. In the vicinity, the granary, the caretaker's house and the mar house were built. Salzburg's stewards and officials sat at Taggenbrunn until 1692. In 1796 Taggenbrunn was first described as a ruin.

Since 2011, the castle has been owned by the entrepreneurial family Riedl, was extensively renovated for years and opened in 2019 as part of the first events of the Taggenbrunn Festival.

The winery

Carinthia, is originally not a classic wine country and yet in a beautiful Alpe-Adria landscape on an area of about 45 hectares excellent wines are grown, relying on time-honored tradition. In order to be able to guarantee the highest possible wine quality, pruning, foliage work and grape harvesting are carried out exclusively by hand.

Culture at Taggenbrunn

Exhibition curated by André Heller

The multimedia collection is an interplay of imagination and information, sounds and light but also sobering facts about our planet.

Historical permanent exhibition

With the permanent historical exhibition, conceived and designed by the Carinthian Provincial Museum, a strong reference is made to its own history and also that of the entire area.

Taggenbrunn Festival

In the newly built concert hall the covered courtyard with a capacity of over 600 people, the castle, provides an impressive backdrop for opera stars, virtuoso ensembles and musical readings.


Taggenbrunn 9, 9300 St. Veit an der Glan

Tel: 0043 4212 30 200

Mail: info (at) taggenbrunn. at


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