Salzburg's Hohenwerfen Adventure Castle

Fortified castle with historic state falcon court

Experience a very special falconry attraction in the middle of the breezy scenery at Hohenwerfen Adventure Castle near Salzburg. Falcons wheel high above the Salzachtal valley and you can get closer to them than anywhere else.

The former fortified castle

Hohenwerfen Castle towers over the Salzachtal valley as a strategic stronghold on a 155 metre high prominent rock cone ca. 40km south of Salzburg city. The castle is majestically surrounded by the impressive Tennen and Hagen mountain ranges. The fortress is a “sister castle” to Hohensalzburg Castle and dates also back to the 11th century.

Discover Hohenwerfen Castle's 900-year long history during a castle tour, the illuminated stagings of the building's history or in the weapon exhibition. In addition the stylish castle tavern and the knight shop will also welcome you.

A special experience is a night tour through the castle. Fairytale hikes, mystic nights and all kinds of medieval activities are also awaiting you during your visit at the Hohenwerfen Adventure Castle near Salzburg.

Today Hohenwerfen Castle presents itself as a true “Adventure Castle” with various events, like concerts, theatre and custom evenings as well as castle festivals. A special attraction is the historic state falcon court.

Hohenwerfen state falcon court

The historic state falcon court presents daily falconry shows. Professional falconers show examples of classic falconry and various European birds of prey in their appropriate husbandry and in free flight.

Experience the special falconry programme with historic court music and huntsmen music or with the prince-archbishop hunting society on horsebacks. You should also not miss out on the first Austrian falconry museum and the birds of prey educational trail in Werfen.

Arrival

You will reach Hohenwerfen Castle by car in about 40 minutes from your old town Hotel Goldgasse via the A10 motorway exit Paß-Lueg-Straße / Salzachtal. The S3 railway service or the post bus will also conveniently and quickly take you to your excursion destination in Salzburg Land's Tennen mountain range.

Combine your city trip to Salzburg with an adventure at the Hohenwerfen Adventure Castle and other excursions around Salzburg and send us your no obligation booking enquiry for one of the wonderful rooms at Hotel Goldgasse.