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Erlebnisburg Hohenwerfen

Burgstrasse 2, Werfen 5450, Austria
+43 6468 7603
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An imposing 11th-century fortress.
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good32%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“bell tower” (33 reviews)
“bird show” (36 reviews)
“birds of prey” (33 reviews)
Burgstrasse 2, Werfen 5450, Austria
+43 6468 7603
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hohenwerfen Castle can only be visited with a guided tour in German, and non-German speakers are given audio guides for the tour. The tour costs 12 EUR, and the roundtrip funicular from the car park to the castle costs 3.50 EUR. We opted to take...More

1  Thank pingaroo
Reviewed 23 December 2017

What a great way to welcome the holiday season properly! The castle hosts this special little Christmas market on the first two weekends in December. As there is a funicular (3.50EUR per roundtrip) taking you all the way up to the castle, the Christmas market...More

1  Thank chrissyitm
Reviewed 19 November 2017

Visiting the Hohenwerfen Fortress and the Eisriesenwelt Ice Cave together from Salzburg makes a great day outing but get an early start as they are both lengthy attractions. This medieval castle is set in the Salzach valley and just a short drive from the town...More

2  Thank zinniaqueen
Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

Great option for 1 day trip from Salzburg. Guided tours in ticket price. Many languages available. Even Polish :) Very nice staff and good food, not pricey at all in castle's tavern.

Reviewed 6 November 2017

The visit of Werfen in combination with the birds of pray is probably one of the best things to do in the area around Salzburg. Easy access with funicular and the town Werfen is very close for having lunch (Obauer Restaurant). You can certainly also...More

Thank Mick M
Reviewed 30 October 2017

good organized, and well maintained! The falcon show is really impressive, despite it is pretty small, people could easily spend 3 hours.

Thank mist c
Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

Nice ride up to the castle. The bird of prey show was excellent but non German speakers were totally left out. Tour excellent. The Bell tower a thrill. The big downside was climbing literally hundreds of stairs both up and down. Need to let people...More

2  Thank tchrs
Reviewed 24 October 2017

Amazing Castle for our family to visit. We watched a Falconry Show, and took the guided tour. It was simply amazing, and i highly recommend this 11th century Castle to anyone visiting that region of Austria.

Thank ACTrudeau
Reviewed 16 October 2017

it was closed today(Monday). So, we drove up as close as possible and walked up the rest of the way but all the main doors were closed. We did as best we can looking around. Then, we left to shoot the castle at a distance...More

1  Thank 427BeatleBob
Reviewed 22 September 2017

This is a really cool castle to tour, but I would not recommend it for the handicap or the elderly that have troubles with stairs, because there are a ton of them. The falcon show is cool after the tour, but if you think you...More

1  Thank bighorn2014
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10 September 2017|
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Response from Boris M | Reviewed this property |
Hello, there is audioguide in many languages, and english also. Only birds presentation is in German language live.
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29 June 2017|
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Response from matejakk | Reviewed this property |
I arrived there with my family at around 1 o'clock and we stayed till 5 o'clock in the afternoon. That gave us plenty of time to explore the castle on our own (kids get an amazing little book with questions and riddles and... More
19 July 2016|
Response from WorldWonderWanderer | Reviewed this property |
Hi - not sure if you got your answer - we saw a show at 3:15 local time - I believe it runs several times a day. =)