Explore one of the most beautiful castles in Austria
A refreshing experience awaits you at the over 900-year-old Hohenwerfen Fortress in the Pongau region of Salzburg. On the steep peak, high above the Salzach valley, the gentle breeze from the surrounding mountains caresses your face while peeking through the battlement embrasures.
Embark on an exciting trip back to the Middle Ages with friends, colleagues or family. Discover the hidden corners of the Hohenwerfen Castle during our special individual tours. Afterwards, why not go for a knightly meal in the castle tavern!
Hohenwerfen Castle offers school classes, children and youth groups the chance to experience history at first hand. Instead of just learning dates, our tours enable young and inquisitive visitors to discover exciting and interesting details on the Archbishops’ lives and the architectural history of the fortification.
The 900-year-old fortified castle in the Salzburg Pongau makes the Middle Ages come to life and is one of the most popular destinations for families with children. Enjoy fantastic demonstrations with birds of prey, an exciting rally quiz for children, guided tours for adults and children, special exhibitions and lots of fun.
A period of turmoil preceded the construction of the Hohenwerfen Castle in Salzburg. Political unrest and the investiture conflict made it necessary to build fortified sites for the archdiocese, and thus Hohenwerfen Castle was built in the year 1077 under Archbishop Gebhard.