- 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
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.
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.
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.