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Recommended by 92%


General description: Hohenwerfen Castle

Werfen is a small town nestled amidst the Berchtesgaden Alps, in the central part of Austria, about 40 kilometers from Salzburg. One of the biggest attractions of the place is the medieval Hohenwerfen Castle , situated on a 150-meter high rock.

The origins of the original fortress date back to the eleventh century, when it was built at the initiative of the Archbishop of Salzburg, Gebhard. The main purpose of the construction was to control the Salzach river valley. Over the following years, the fortress was repeatedly extended so that it reached its impressive size.

Today, Hohenwerfen Castle is open to visitors, and houses, among other things, a museum of falconry. You should go there in the summer, when there are organized various artistic events and festivals.


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