Werfen, an idyllic market town and holiday spot, is located 45 km south of Salzburg City, nestled amid the wild, romantic world of the Tennen-, Hagengebirge and Hochkönig peaks. Werfen is famous for its giant ice caves (the world’s biggest) and Hohenwerfen Castle, where visitors can enjoy guided castle tours, bird-of-prey shows and medieval banquets.
The first Austrian museum of falconry is also located there. Werfen is a marvelous hiking area. Ambitious hikers can pick up a hiking passbook from the tourist office. Once you have completed your hikes, you will have the opportunity to obtain the Werfen Hiking Pin, which is divided into 8 performance levels.
Werfen is centrally located, making it easy to reach numerous sightseeing attractions in Salzburger Land within just a short amount of time. The community also offers: an outdoor pool, mini golf, tennis, jet-boat rides, fishing, summer ice stock, indoor climbing, a hunting center with modern target range, art exhibitions, and much more. The dining opportunities in Werfen are also renowned far beyond Austria’s borders.
Aside from fine cuisine and traditional regional favorites, medieval banquets are also held at the castle. An ideal base for many sightseeing tours in the province, in the shortest of time you will be able to reach the likes of:
- Salzburg “City of Mozart” (45 km),
- Hallein Salt Mine (30 km),
- Liechtenstein Gorge (20 km),
- Lammeröfen Gorge (20 km),
- Grossglockner High-Alpine Road (ca. 60 km),
- Ferleiten Wildlife Park (60 km),
- Therme Vigaun spa resort (25 km),
- Spas of Gastein (45 km),
- Salzkammergut region (60 km),
- “7 Mills” in Pfarrwerfen (2 km) and many more!