"The castle is majestically surrounded by the Berchtesgaden Alps and the Tennengebirge mountain range. The former fortification was built between 1075 and 1078 during the Investiture Controversy by the order of Archbishop Gebhard of Salzburg as a strategic bulwark atop a 155 meter rock high above the Salzach valley. In the following centuries Hohenwerfen served Salzburg’s rulers, the prince-archbishops, not only as a military base but also as a residential and hunting retreat."
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