Tour of the castle Hohenwerfen and falconry
Welcome to the Middle Ages! In 1077, a fierce confrontation began between the Pope and the King of Germany, which arose from the question: does the King have the right to appoint bishops? Archbishop of the Principality of Salzburg Gephard, taking the side of the Pope, ordered the construction of a fortress at a cliff-clamped gorge above the Salzach River to block the way for the possible retreat of the troops of Emperor Henry IV from Italy. I invite you to plunge into the events of that time!
The Hohenwerfen is one of the most impressive fortifications in Europe. It rises majestically above the valley of the Salzach River, blocking the enemy's path for centuries. In museums, you will visit ancient halls, bell towers, casemates with instruments of torture, and an armory. A falcon show is held twice a day in the fortress. Birds of prey living in the local nursery will fly up over the ridge of the Alpine peaks in front of you.
The excursion to Hohenwerfen Fortress takes about 5 hours. Additions are possible to this tour.
The tour is held from April to November.