Hohenwerfen Castle, Werfen

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  • Make sure you research the times for the bird show because it's fabulous and in such an amazing location with magical views. Ive seen other bird shows before, nothing like this though. Amazing. The in...  more »
  • Nice,especially from the outside. Easy climb,so foniculare is not necesery.If you dont take the guided tour there isn't much to see.The bird show was ok but not more than this. Children (11,14) were i...  more »
  • What a place. It's just how I imagine a mountain fortress should be. Entrance is via a crowded funicular lift, accessed once you have your entry ticket. It is no place for those less than totally mobi...  more »
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  • Smaller castle but still an excellent place to visit especially for young children. Although highly touted in the area, the place is not as touristy or crowded so the experience is still very much enjoyable. Walk around the well maintained grounds and visit the exhibits. The inner areas of the castle are only accessible during the guided tour which is included in the price of the ticket. The falconry show was probably the highlight for many and the birds were just flying around freely. As many have mentioned, the guided tour is conducted in German and you'll have to grab an audio guide for other languages. Tips: Try to grab the early bird tickets which are discounted and includes everything including the funicular up to the castle. Bring along a pair of earphones so you can connect to the audio guide without holding it up like a telephone. Bring your own drinks and snacks too since the café was quite pricey.
  • Castle is an excellent place to see if you are into any kind of history. Ride up to the top is 3.50 euro per person, you can easily walk back down. Dogs are allowed everywhere, our pooch went with us on an excellent tour. Be warned it's in German only and you will have to listen to a narrator through a device that you get on the tour. Tip : bring a set of wired headphones, it makes it way easier to listen to your tour vs holding the device to your head for almost an hour. Bird show is excellent and a must see. Less tourist here than at Neuschweinstein, which is great . I feel as there is more to see here than at Neuschweinstein to begin with. Plan to come on a sunny day to take in all the views.
  • Beautiful castle with amazing views. You can take an elevator from the parking lot to the castle. This will cost extra. There is also an option to walk to the castle, this is not a very difficult walk so you can save money. The castle offers guided tours in German, there are audio guides available in most languages. If you have a fear if heights, don't go all the way up to the clock tower. Included in the ticket price is a nice falconry show.
  • Nice place with an interesting history. Expect to spend 2-3 hours. Check when the different shows start if you can't go when it opens if you're on a schedule. Very nice place to spend half a day if you're in no rush.
  • It could have been better. The entrance fee was too much for such a small castle.

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