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Erlebnisburg Hohenwerfen

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An imposing 11th-century fortress.
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Burgstrasse 2, Werfen 5450, Austria
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a great day out at castle Hohenwerfen. An amazing castle in a spectacular location, and of course all the more interesting as it was the film location for 'Where Eagles Dare'.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Rob210
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went to Hohenwerfen mostly because it's where the movie "Where eagles dare" was filmed in 1968 - I wanted to see the place in real life. Found what I was looking for but also stunning views and castle with a long and interesting history...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 211_kee
Reviewed 30 October 2018

We had a great family trip he and enjoyed hours exploring all the different areas, enjoyed the guided tour, especially going to the top of the bell tower. The restaurant was surprisingly good - nice food and cosy.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jenny K
Reviewed 21 October 2018

I can say that I was pretty impressed with this castle - old and everything was really well preserved - the clock, the wood inside the tower and the bell! My favourite part from the tour was when we went on the top of the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Sl_Plv
Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

I absolutely loved everything about this place ! From the super modern fernicular railway up the mountain side to the view from the lavatory window everything is breathtaking. The birds of prey show was excellent, the variety of birds and the intimacy of the location....More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank TatteredOldMap
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

I won't lie, my interest in this stemmed solely from "Where Eagles Dare." It's definitely much easier to reach by car or bus. We'd gotten the train to Werfen from Salzburg though so it took us a while to find out how to get to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank dazcarroll
Reviewed 2 October 2018

We visit many different castles on our Bavaria/Tirol, Austria trip and this one was clearly a highlight and standout. To see it across the valley from the Eisriesenwelt was impressive and the views from the castle itself over the valley was quite pictureresque (even on...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Christyski
Reviewed 26 September 2018 via mobile

Really cool to watch far away but when you eventually go there, there is not much to see really. We also saw the birds which they use in their show, they were tied up on small sticks and could not stretch or fly anywhere. We...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 23 September 2018 via mobile

Plenty to see, good tour guide options - all languages. Fantastic views, bird of prey show included in price and very good. Definitely worth a visit

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank RICARDO H
Reviewed 20 September 2018

We visited the castle in Salzburg prior to this castle but it is far better; it is better looked after, cleaner, has no building works going on and is in a much nicer setting. The castle is beautifully situated high up a hill in Werfen...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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lorib580
4 July 2018|
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Response from Jon S | Reviewed this property |
We always carry enough cash to get into places but yes most places take debit/credit cards. My advice would be ensure your bank has been notified of your plans to travel so they don’t think it’s suspicious activity on your... More
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M_J_Iverson
10 September 2017|
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Response from Boris M | Reviewed this property |
Hello, there is audioguide in many languages, and english also. Only birds presentation is in German language live.
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30 June 2017|
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Response from matejakk | Reviewed this property |
I arrived there with my family at around 1 o'clock and we stayed till 5 o'clock in the afternoon. That gave us plenty of time to explore the castle on our own (kids get an amazing little book with questions and riddles and... More
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