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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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Burg Hohenwefen is a historical castle in Austria. The movie "Where eagles dare" by Alistair Mclean was shot there and if you like the movie, this is a must!! The have great... read more

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Arboga
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8 reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Burg Hohenwefen is a historical castle in Austria. The movie "Where eagles dare" by Alistair Mclean was shot there and if you like the movie, this is a must!! The have great falconryshow there as well!

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Miami, Florida
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I stopped here on the way between Salzburg to lake Bled, and we got 20% discount on the admitting fee with Salzburg card, but still too expensive for this castle, and this show. I should have chosen to watch the same show at Larkenson castle because the second one is a better castle. any how the view from above is... More 

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Thank majeo
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fabulous fortress in Werfen south of Salzburg. Well kept and maintained with lots of interesting history. Don't miss the falcons ✔️

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Englefield Green, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 March 2017 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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Reviewed 17 February 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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Thank pulataxi
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Reviewed 26 January 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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Reviewed 24 October 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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Reviewed 24 October 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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Reviewed 23 October 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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Reviewed 13 October 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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