Kaun is a municipality with 485 inhabitants (as of 1 January 2013 ) in the Landeck district in Tyrol ( Austria ). The municipality is part of the judicial district of Landeck.

It is located at the confluence of the Kaunertal of the Oetztal Alps in the upper Inn valley above Prutz.

From the valley with the Faggenbach the municipal area stretches along the mountainside to the neighboring village of Kaunerberg and includes part of the front Kaunertal.

The numerous village fires have survived only a few houses, one of which is the castle with paintings dating back to in 1650.


The Bernegg Castle (also Berneck ) is located east of the village center on the edge of a 130 m to Faggenbach sloping rock wall and a castle built around 1200. The German King and later Emperor Maximilian I bought it in 1501 as head-quarters for the chamois and ibex hunting in the surrounding districts. Since 1976, the completely decayed plant is perfectly restored and can be visited. Kaun at the foot of the mighty Kaunergrat is a member of the club Kaunergrat Nature Park. Kaun was originally part of the judicial district of Ried in Tirol and, after the dissolution of the judicial district of Ried in 1978 part of the judicial district of Landeck.

Neighboring communities

Faggen, Fendels Kaunerberg, Kaunertal, Prutz

Culture and sights