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Burg Hohenwerfen

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Address: Burgstrasse 2, Werfen 5450, Austria
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+43 6468 7603
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An imposing 11th-century fortress.

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Stunning views

As the castle & the cable car were still shut, we decided to walk up & it was well worth it. It was a very pleasant walk although steep & the views over the little town surrounded... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Iva W
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Englefield Green, United Kingdom
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Englefield Green, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As the castle & the cable car were still shut, we decided to walk up & it was well worth it. It was a very pleasant walk although steep & the views over the little town surrounded by mountains were stunning. Despite the castle being closed, there is a small part that you can enter. Very enjoyable.

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Pula, Croatia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 16, 2017

Hohenwerfen Castle is a place must visit both because of historical significance So I for the classic film Where Eagles Dare. You also need to look at the bird show .. something fantastic. The admission is free with salzburg card.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 26, 2017

This castle is not the most picturesque I've ever seen and the lack of the Where Eagles Dare cable car is a let down (small funicular takes you up but it's a nice walk if you feel energetic) but the place is good. The Movie links to Sound of Music and Where Eagles Dare are good draws which they don't... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016 via mobile

We visited in october. It was about 8 degrees but no rain. We took the tour. It was very good . It explains and takes u to the main parts of the castle in about 45 min . Dont forget to come and see the bird show. Check out the times they show not to miss it. The admission is... More 

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Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

It's a beautiful Castle with a nice tour. You can choose for many languages, even Dutch. The museum is nice but you have to like wapens.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016

This place is brilliant and well worth a visit. Whether you're in your senior years or with kids, it has something to offer. The place is full of wonder and history that is well interpreted for everyone. Cost is minimal. Walk up can be hard but take the little train up to the top. HIghly recommend for all. Food available... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016

Was here previously 7 years ago. The place doesn't change. It's marvellous! It must be seen along with Eisriesenwelt (Ice caves). Attraction is pet and kids friendly. has museums, guided tours and simply great spot to spend couple of hours or more.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016 via mobile

Walked up from train station. The walk along the river was the only flat part of the hike. Was a pretty steep climb the majority of the way. They do have a parking lot closer to the top where you can take a short gondola to the top, but we didn't have a car. Lots of steps when you get... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016

I went to Hohenwerfen thinking I might watch the falcon show if I happened to get there around the right time, but I wasn't really to concerned about that. Thankfully the timing was right, because that falcon show is the without a doubt the main reason to visit this castle. You can get really close up to the birds and... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2016 via mobile

If you like to see weapons then go. If not think twice before you come. Not a thing to see inside. It was cold and no place to warm up.

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