Family Sunday


19 September 2021, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.


On Family Sunday the huge Fortress Franzensfeste becomes an adventure space for the whole family.


AVS Varna will be on hand for some sportive activities. Six stations will be set up in the inner courtyards of the fortress: a drawbridge, moon pendulum, the path to heaven, rock climbing routes, a swing and a slackline. Here, everyone, young and old, can be active and put their skills to the test.

At the illustration workshop with Renate Felderer, young and old can learn how picture books are created and illustrate a story together on a giant paper roll.

During the exciting treasure hunt you will discover the various secrets of the fort. Will the enigmas hidden behind the thick walls of the fortress be revealed?

On a guided tour of the fortress, you will learn about its historical and structural features. After an ascent of 452 steps up to the upper fortress, your efforts will be rewarded with a fabulous view.

The guided tour through Bunker No. 3 with a visit to the Upper Fortress is a very special experience. From daylight you enter the darkness of the bunker, with its long, winding corridors and numerous rooms. Here you can experience the history of the Alpine Wall at first hand.

In the bistro, hungry visitors can refresh themselves with autumnal delicacies.


AVS Vahrn stations:
Drawbridge, moon pendulum, path to the sky, climbing routes, swing and slackline can be tried out throughout the day

Illustration workshop: 10.15 - 11.45 a.m., 1.30 - 3 p.m. and 3.30 - 5 p.m.

Treasure hunt: 10.30 - 11.30 a.m., 2 - 3 p.m. and 4 - 5 p.m.

Guided tour of the Fortress: 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.

Guided tour of Bunker No. 3 and the Upper Fortress: 10.30 a.m. - 12.30 p.m., 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. and 3.30 p.m. - 5.30 p.m.

Culinary catering in the bistro with autumn delicacies:
10 a.m. - 6 p.m. (in the inner courtyard or the bistro, depending on the weather)


Family ticket: €14 (2 adults with children under 16).
Mini" family ticket: 7€ (1 adult with children under 16)

You can register in advance to take part in the guided tours, treasure hunts and workshops. Please register at: with the desired programme and time.

Admission to the museum is only possible with the Green Pass. For more information, visit: