Explore the wonderful Hohenwerfen Fortress in the Salzburgland.
Hohenwerfen Fortress is a rock castle, situated on a 623 metres precipice overlooking the Austrian town of Werfen in the Salzach valley, approximately 40 kilometres south of Salzburg. The Hohenwerfen Fortress is around 25 minutes away from Siegi Tours and promises an adventures day.
The Hohenwerfen Fortress is surrounded by the Berchtesgaden Alps and the Tennen Mountains. Hohenwerfen is a “sister castle” of Hohensalzburg Castle, both built by the Archbishops of Salzburg in the 11th century.
The fortification was built between 1075 and 1078 at the behest of Archbishop Gebhard of Salzburg.
Adventurers and culture buffs will find exactly what they’re looking for at Hohenwerfen: a variety of entertaining attractions including tours of the fortress, a weapons exhibit, a romantic castle tavern, a medieval shop and the historic Falconry Center with daily flight demonstrations, the first Austrian Falconry Museum as well as a birds of prey nature trail.
A lift is available to access the upper castle courtyard (optional) or you take a walk about 20 minutes.
Guided Tour of the Hohenwerfen Fortress
The tour through the Hohenwerfen Fortress takes about one hour. During the tour you will have a chance to see the inner rooms of the fortress and you will learn exciting details about the fortress and its history.
Parts of the tour include:
The fortress chapel
The dark staircase
The chapel bastion
The pitch kitchen
The armoury and arsenal
The princely rooms
Falconry Flight Displays at Hohenwerfen:
The ancient hunting art of falconry is still practised at Hohenwerfen Fortress – at least for demonstration purposes. During the flight displays, these magnificent birds of prey show off their flying skills. See falcons, vultures and other birds of prey up close. On the birds of prey learning trail – located in the grounds of the fortress – you can learn about the welfare of these amazing birds.
An overview of additional exhibitions:
An illuminated display of the history of the building of the fortress
An interactive exhibition of 700 years of weapons and firearms
The first Austrian falconry museum
Make sure to plan a trip to the Hohenwerfen Fortress on your next holiday with Siegi Tours. Ask about additional and seasonal events at the fortress.
A visit to the Hohenwerfen Fortress from Siegi Tours is fast and easy by car and train.
Enjoy a great day in the Austrian Alps.
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