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Burg Hohenwerfen

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Address: Burgstrasse 2, Werfen 5450, Austria
Phone Number: +43(0)6468/7603
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An imposing 11th-century fortress.

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Beautiful castle with a great Falcon show

Nice and interesting visit. The castle is good to visit whit children as they will enjoy the middle ages games of bowling and walking on sticks, the great museum and of course the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
BennyF88
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Hod Hasharon, Israel
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Hod Hasharon, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Nice and interesting visit. The castle is good to visit whit children as they will enjoy the middle ages games of bowling and walking on sticks, the great museum and of course the falcon flight show. The entrance is free with Salzburgland Card, but you will have to pay for the elevator if you don't want to climb by foot

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Slovenia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I had really wonderful time in Werfen. Castle is not hard to find and you can go with lift or by walk. Castle is really beautiful and museum also.

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Thank sergio987
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was a very interresting visit at Burg Hohenwerfen. We took a guided tour in the castle, and I think it is a very good idea, instead og walking around without. The castle is good to visit whith children. There are special earphones with stories for children, during the guided tour.

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Prague, Czech Republic
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have visited Hohenwerfen with friends last week. The castle itself is beautiful. Online system works well, you don´t have to que up. but the system of visits is terrible. Comparing to Hohensalzburg where you get the audio guide and visit the castle practically yourself, here you have to get on the castle on time and if there is to... More 

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Thank 114Michal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved it! The kids loved it (both boys and girls would love this too). The history and the tour was brilliant, the bird display amazing. I would go back and do it all again my Top tip - go early to avoid queues.

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Maastricht, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

From the parking you can walk or take the elevator. We took the elevator up and walked down which is a nice and easy path and after watching the excellent birds of prey show a logical decision as you are already in the lowest part of the castle. The birds of prey show is a must see! Seeing those birds... More 

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Molndal, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Yes there where alot of peaople and we didn´t take any guiden tours because the waitingline to it was redicoulus. BUT! We did walk around the castle for ourself and there are some exhibits to look at and the ground itself. It was a nice castle and to set fot where Clint Eastwood has stand is ofcourse a big deal.... More 

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Frankfurt, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our four children, ages 15, 13, 11 and 9, have visited their share of castles around Europe. Thus their initial response to Hohenwerfen was, "Really, another castle?!" Their attitude thankfully changed on the approach to the impressive fortress. Perched atop a mountain, it can be admired from miles away. The kids loved the fact that you get to take a... More 

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Herzlia, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The falcon show was a very good start, the amazing preserved castle and weapons display - a good continuation, but having a children-oriented audio guide in 10 languages!? that topped it all! having my 6 year old tell me that the mouse in the audio guide told her when the castle was built made it all worth it!

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our 12 year old son remembered visiting this castle over 7 years ago and wanted to return so that he could film the views of the castle and the views from the castle for a video that he is making based on Where Eagles Dare - this castle was used for some of the shots in this film. We walked... More 

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