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 BURG HOHENWERFEN CASTLE

800px-Festung_HohenwerfenAuthor: Memorator  . Source: fr.m.wikipedia.org

Hohenwerfen Castle is an Austrian medieval castle located in Werfen in the Salzach Valley, about 40 km south of Salzburg. The castle is surrounded by the Berchtesgaden Alps and the Tennen Massif.                                                                [ Wikipedia ]

6805275339_ed10c9a925_bAuthor: Fellowship of the Rich. Source: flickr.com

800px-Werfen_-_Burg_Hohenwerfen_(1)Author: Bwag . Source: fr.wikipedia.org

The old fortification was built between 1075 and 1078 during the Investiture Quarrel by order of Archbishop Gebhard of Salzburg as a strategic bulwark, at the top of a rock 155 meters high. Gebhard, an ally of Pope Gregory VII and the antiroi Rudolph of Rheinfelden, had three large castles extended to protect the archdiocese of Salzburg against the forces of King Henry IV of the Holy Roman Empire.         [ Wikipedia ]

Hohenwerfen-mw01Author: Maria Wallner . Source: commons.wikipedia.org

Hohenwerfen_gardensAuthor: BandittenJacob . Source: commons.wikipedia.org

The Archduke Eugene of Austria-Teschen becomes owner of the fortress in 1898. In 1931, a fire damages the castle which is sold restored to the administration of Salzburg in 1938. After the Second World War, it was used as training of the Austrian gendarmerie until 1987.

Among ( its) many attractions are a guided tour of its weapons collection, the Salzburg Museum of Historic Falconry and a tavern                                             [ Wikipedia ]

Fürstenzimmer_HohenwerfenPrince’s room in Hohenwerfen Fortress 

Author:Niki.L. Source: commons.wikipedia.org

Hohenwerfen_BurghofAuthor:Niki.L. Source: commons.wikipedia.org

800px-Werfen_-_Burg_Hohenwerfen_Museum_-_2017_08_22_-_Leonard_Da_Vinci-Ausstellung_5 Burg Hohenwerfen Museum                  Author:Eweht. Source: commons.wikipedia.org

Falconry_equipment_(27222665672)Falconry equipment               Author:Thomas Quine. Source: commons.wikipedia.org

3067160127_ab35826c85_bAuthor:Abhijeet Rane. Source: flickr.com




 

4 Comments on “BURG HOHENWERFEN CASTLE

  1. Wish I could wander in a castle but Ihave to go to work. BUT my imagination can go. ha

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