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Hohenwerfen Castle

There are a few pictures of the castle on TE, but there is no view from the top. This is not the image drone :)

The mighty castle of Hohenwerfen has towered over the 155 metre high craggy rock pillar above the Salzachtal valley for more than 900 years. The powerful fortifications were built at the same time as Hohensalzburg Fortress and are some of the best preserved late medieval defences and rooms on the continent. Over the centuries they have seen countless attacks and sieges.

The castle is surrounded by the Berchtesgaden Alps and the adjacent Tennengebirge mountain range.

In 1968 the castle served Hollywood as a backdrop in the feature film Where Eagles Dare with Clint Eastwood and Richard Burton. I watched the movie several times

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