Hohenwerfen Castle stands inbetween the Berchtesgaden Alps, 40 kilometers south of the popular city of Salzburg. It was built between 1075 and 1078 as a strategic bulwark along with two other castles in order to protect the Salzburg archbishopric from the army of Henry IV. Hohenwerfen served as the residence, hunting retreat and military base of Salzburg’s rulers for centures.
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Today, the castle can be visited and tourists can indulge in numerous attractions offered. You can take a guided tour and see the castle’s weapon collection, explore the fortress tavern or see flight demonstrations of varios birds of prey in the Falconry Center.