Historiarum - 777 Years Market Werfen
Werfen is derived from the middle-aged word "werve" (vortex, whirlpool) and describes the place where the Salzach is "whirled" at the foot of the castle.
Description Werfen is derived from the middle-aged word "werve" (vortex, whirlpool) and describes the place where the Salzach is "whirled" at the foot of the castle. Witch-hunt In the years between 1675 and 1690, Archbishop Max Gandolf of Kuenburg had over 150 people executed in the Archdiocese of Salzburg for alleged sorcery and sorcery. Protestants expulsion In 1731-32, a great Protestant law was passed. The Salzburg exiles were about 20,000 Protestant faith refugees from the Fürsterzbistum Salzburg, who had to leave their home because of an expulsion from 1731. Fights at Pass Lueg During the Napoleonic Wars the defending champion and landlord of the nearby Stegenwald Josef Struber defended the defense of the pass, because the Austrian military had not been able to hold him any longer. Coin treasure of Werfen In 1969, on the site of the Lichtenberghaus (market 20) the coin treasures of Werfen were found, about a thousand gold coins and silver coins buried in the early modern times.