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Fortress Hohensalzburg

Salzburg, Austria
4.9 / 80
11th century Romanesque castle, built under Archbishop Gebhard. The severe bulk of the fortress rises above the city and is its architectural dominant. Over the past centuries, the castle was completed and fortified many times, gradually turning it into an almost impregnable bastion. For nine centuries, Hohensalzburg has stood against the backdrop of the picturesque Alps, during which time it withstood several sieges, managed to serve as a barracks and a gloomy prison.
Address:Mönchsberg 34, Salzburg
Phone:+43 662 84243011



Khaled Sazzad
Buy tickets online. Also the inclusive ticket with funicular ride is only 3 euro more. The view points were very impressive. Take some time to read the stories. Recommended.
Dilorom Kotibova
I really liked the historical place🏰 I'm delighted with the castle. Entrance 14€ to the interior of the castle, the museum is very interesting, old and cannot be explained in words.😍 One thing I can say is that you won’t regret it.💕
Bill Lakie
Amazing views of the area from the fortress. We would have loved to have a bite at one of the restaurants as the views from the tables were stunning especially on such a beautiful when we were there. There are a number of attractions to see in the .. Read more »
Andrew Streams
The funicular is a fun way to get to the fortress. Why walk? Amazing 360 degree picture postcard views. Some interesting exhibits and the panorama tour is well worth it. You’ll need at least 2 hours here, more if you have lunch. Was nice to lea.. Read more »
A castle that is more of a walled mountain village, I loved the variety of things to do. You can climb the tower, visit a church or multiple museums. The panoramic part is great as the views are beautiful. We bought a basic ticket which was more then.. Read more »
T Jones
Great museum and fortress. I walked up the hill instead of taking the funicular, which was a pretty steep long hike. There are a few museums which were very well set up and cover various parts of the history of Salzburg. The views throughout the enti.. Read more »
George Sorrells
Spent our last few hours in Salzburg hiking up to the Fortress. It was a great way to spend the morning. I really enjoyed learning about the centuries of change the fortress went through. I would recommend walking up, so you get a really good idea.. Read more »
Wajdy Shalghin
A place full of history. A castle that was never conquered. Several stages of time and many stages of tools and weapons. The view is amazing and it is very organized. You need plenty of time to see everything and it deserves. I really enjoyed and vis.. Read more »
Very different fortress, as big as a village itself. The carriage ride to take us to the castle on top of the mountain was a fun part itself. The original palace goes back to 370 AD. The castle has been extended and renovated many times trough histo.. Read more »
Puja Sharma
Beautiful majestic fortress with very well maintained museums, history telling. There is a small funicular ride(included in the Salzburg card - you can skip the queue with this) with a great view. There are extremely beautiful panoramic scenes of the.. Read more »
berke ayrancioglu
A great spot, historically significant. Although the funicular was nice I would suggest a walk. The view of the city is amazing from the tower with narrow stairs.
Rob B.
Amazing views! Our visit included dinner and a Mozart concert. Both were excellent! The dinner's main course was short rib followed by a huge soufflé with berries and sauce underneath. The concert was incredible! The way the musicians pla.. Read more »
Kerstyn McNally
Gorgeous view from the panoramic areas! Get there for sunset! Cobblestone streets and little restaurants are great. They had a view finder on the top of one point and it was well worth 1 euro. It gave distances to other high mountain points and citie.. Read more »
Very interesting castle which makes you feel like you went back in time. Several museums and a beautiful church inside. A little bit crowded in the beginning of April but not too bad. Very very nice view of the city from the castle.
Andrei Oprescu
Seeing a true middle ages castle, along with the lifestyle, customs and ruling of it is truly an amazing experience. The castle features a lot of stuff: from sightseeing at the top of the keep tower, to how peasants were imprisoned in the dungeon an.. Read more »
Ivy Antunes
Amazing!! Took the funicular up close to when the fortress opened on a weekday so it wasn't very crowded at all. Got lucky with the weather and the views of the mountains was just incredible! As for the fortress it was a well done museum, intere.. Read more »
Marko Schulz
I visited this area for the first time. It is a very quiet and decent place in the Austrian region. I think I visited during a beautiful seasonal period. The historical and cultural structure in its region is unique. Its people are proud of their his.. Read more »
Chantal Roscheck
We had a truly fantastic experience at the castle. Staff was very nice, the view breathtaking and the overall experience great. Also our little one had lots of fun. What we found outstanding were the beach chairs which you could find at some places.B.. Read more »
Maya Erhardt
Easy to get to from the main center of Salzburg via funicular. You can also walk back down - takes about 25 minutes. This is an interesting historical site with great views. There are nice places to eat and drink as well. Beautiful place from inside .. Read more »
Ashutosh Verma
This was one of the best castles ever visited in my life. You can go uphill by either food or by a train. I think it's fun to go uphill by the train because it's quite steep and gives you a nice view. Once you go up you realise that altitud.. Read more »
Dune Smith
Very expansive fortress in the heart of old town. I bought the basic ticket which included Fortress Funicular rides up and down, multiple exhibits, and was very well priced. If you have kids or it's hot/cold I very much recommend getting the For.. Read more »
Eva Leidenberger
Absolutely amazing and a romantic experience! The short train ride up to the castle was fun. The views from the top looking down over this romantic little city was breathtaking. Inside the Fortress were highly interesting exhibitions. Great food an.. Read more »
Betta Rautio
A great walk (steep) but the views are worth every step! A great calorie burn for fitness enthusiasts! You can also arrive by tram. We bought the inclusive tickets and weren’t disappointed. All displays are clearly and simply spelled out. .. Read more »
Hanna Cooper
Lovely day out, there's a train to take to the top (and back). Amazing views from the top. We paid for all inclusive day ticket but the museums weren't that interesting inside. Absolutely beautiful castle though!
Karen Edwards
Great place to visit when in Salzburg. You can walk up but we chose to take the funicular railway, which was fun. We bought the €13 basic ticket which was good value. It gives you return trip on the funicular railway as well as entry into most o.. Read more »
Yaniv Friedmann
Amazing views from the top tower. Worth to take the funicular up and don't walk ... also worth to take the funicular down. Inside the castle the exhibitions are nice, but worth 4 stars and not 5 stars. Yet, this Fortress is one if not the top .. Read more »
Wayne Tucker
Fantastic! The cable car and entrance fees are waived for those with the Salzburg card. It was easy to find the cable car and the wait to go up was short. Inside the castle there are many things to do and different museums, a restaurant. The views a.. Read more »
Sakesh Shetty
The Fortress of Hohensalzburg is on top of the hill in Salzburg. You may choose to reach by a dedicated train or by foot. The Fortress interiors are not super luxurious however the view from the galleries of the beautiful Salzburg city is breathtaki.. Read more »
P Knut
A must see in Salzburg!!! You can take a cool hill train up to it. This fortress boasts the finest views of Salzburg!! We spent so much time gazing at the vistas. The complex itself it full of lots of fun fortress stuff and many nooks and crannies to.. Read more »
Karolina Wróbel
Beatiful Castle up the hill, magic experience like back to the past! Clean, tidy. You can look at the whole town, mountains from there. Even when you have a lucky, you can listen enjoy some opera's concert from town! And for free ?? amazing plac.. Read more »