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  • Location:Salzburg, Austria
  • Duration:5 hours (approx.)

Hohenwerfen Fortress Day Trip from Salzburg including Falconry Show

While in Salzburg, don’t miss the opportunity to visit the enchanting Hohenwerfen Fortress on this half-day trip that includes a falconry show. With your guide, tour the 900-year-old medieval fortress, lying in the foothills of the Alps in the middle of a breathtaking natural setting. Uncover the long history of one of the most imposing fortresses in Central Europe, visit an interesting museum on falconry, and attend a unique ‘Birds of Prey’ falconry show!


  • Half-day trip to the famous Hohenwerfen Fortress from Salzburg
  • Discover the beauty of the Alps as you drive through the Salzach Valley to Werfen
  • Visit the castle and learn about its past from your expert guide
  • Visit the castle’s museums and learn everything about falconry
  • Enjoy a unique and impressive ‘Birds of Prey’ falcon show
  • Complimentary hotel pickup

What You Can Expect

Hohenwerfen Fortress Day Trip from Salzburg including Falconry Show

Falconry Show at Hohenwerfen Fortress

Leave the hustle and bustle of Salzburg behind on a fully guided trip to the countryside. On board your comfortable coach, journey 25 miles (40 km) south through the beautiful Salzach Valley to the quaint village of Werfen, encircled by the beautiful Alps. Along the way in your coach, see some historic monuments, mountain passes and one of the most imposing castles in Central Europe, the Hohenwerfen Fortress.

Built 900 years ago high on a hilltop, the castle has kept its impressive structure and offers fantastic views of the surrounding mountains. Take a guided tour of the castle and listen as your guide uncovers the secrets of the castle’s past. Learn how Hohenwerfen had different uses across the centuries, including a court, prison, fortress and chapel. It also served as the scene for the movie Where Eagles Dare, starring Clint Eastwood.

After a guided tour of the castle, enjoy some free time for a coffee in one of the restaurants inside the fortress. Your visit continues with a visit of the museum inside the fortress. Explore Austria’s very first museum of falconry, an interactive exhibition of 700 years of melee weapons and firearms. Then, visit the falconry trail, where you'll learn everything about falcons. At the end of the day, enjoy a fantastic and unique falcon falcon flight demonstration by various birds of prey show before coming back to Salzburg with your guide.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

Wonderful castle. The tour was in German. I was given a handheld device which was recorded in English. I also had a great time exploring castle on my own and I ate there.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

The fortress was amazing! And the views from the fortress were spectacular!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2012

Hohenwerfen Fortress is definitely worth the visit if you have time while in Salzburg. We had a great afternoon there - although you probably don't need more than about 3 hours as it's not a huge fortress. Plenty of time to do a guided tour and see the falconry show.

4 star rating: Recommended September 2014

An afternoon well spent. Beautiful castle and a great falconry show.


4 star rating: Recommended December 2013

Panorama ( tour operators) just dropped us off and we had to pay extra to get into the castle/museum. I would shop around and see if there are tours with other companies that are all inclusive. Basically all we got was a bus ride to the castle from Salzburg, which was 80 euro for two people for a 45 minute trip - expensive! Especially if you add the entrance costs. Worth the visit but an expensive 4 hours.

1 star rating: I do not recommend this September 2012

Where do I start, First off this tour is ONLY transportation and you are not given a guided tour just an electronic guide. The castle itself is amazing and was well worth visiting.

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