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Hohenwerfen Fortress

900-year-old Hohenwerfen Castle stands amid extraordinary countryside. A former defensive bastion, it is enthroned high above the Salzach River Valley, offering exciting experiences for visitors in search of adventure and culture.

Absolutely Unique

Hohenwerfen Castle promises a unique adventure, and it delivers! Aside from guided tours of the castle, including its exhibition of ancient weapons, a stylish castle tavern and the Knights’ Store, it is the historic State Falconer’s, with its daily falconry shows, that is an absolute magnet for visitors. The first Austrian Museum of Falconry, including a bird-of-prey theme path, is likewise located up at the castle.

Colorful Events Program

The extensive events calendar at Hohenwerfen Castle is constantly being expanded and refined. An array of special programs, including fairy-tale hikes, theatrical productions, folklore afternoons as well as medieval goings-on, special falconry shows and “Mystical Nights” make this castle an appealing destination throughout the year.

Further Information + Directions

Nature lovers and visitors in the mood for a bit of outdoor exercise might well make their way up to the castle on foot. The path leads around the rock outcropping upon which the castle stands, mostly taking you through shaded forest. If you prefer a more leisurely option to reach the upper bailey of the castle, you might simply choose to ride the elevator.



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