Approx 16 km away
Hohenwerfen Castle is 900 years old and towers up in front of the spectacular Tenngebirge mountain range. It can be seen from afar, sitting on its throne high above the Salzachtal Valley. The best way to get there is on the Tauern motorway (from St Johann towards Salzburg, exit to Pfarrwerfen/Werfen).
Culture enthusiasts and anyone looking for a great experience will love Hohenwerfen Castle. Visitors can enjoy a variety of entertainment and services. From castle tours and the weapons exhibition to the stylish “castle tavern”, the knight’s shop and other special exhibitions that change on a regular basis. The historic falconry centre offers daily falconry flight displays and the first Austrian Falconry Museum.
During the summer months of July and August, there are special evening programmes with lots of different activities. Numerous traditional and cultural afternoons, theatre performances and special falconry events round off the comprehensive selection of activities.
There is a short walk to get to the castle (approx 15 minutes) along a shady footpath. For an additional fee, guests can take a lift directly to the upper castle courtyard.