A motorway leads to the little village of Werfen which lies about 40 kilometers south from downtown Salzburg. The fortress was built under the rule of Archbishop Gebhardt von Helffenstein in the year 1077 to protect and defend the pass leading into the Salzburg basin.
Werfen is also the gateway for a trip to the famous Giant Ice Caves. A guide takes you into the spectacular cave system which is said to be biggest in the world. The Hohenwerfen Fortress gives Julie Andrews and the children a perfect background for “Do-Re-Mi”.