History and Culture
Festung Hohensalzburg is a cliff top palace presenting amazing view of the city, mountains and river. A must for nature lover. Festungsbahn, the funicular could be used to reach the place, although few people also prefer to hike up on foot. Do attend the music shows performed here on Sundays.
When to visit:
june - october .
9:00 - 19:00 Everyday
Fetsung Hohensalzburg is 900-year-old cliff-top fortress, and one of the biggest and best preserved in Europe. Amazing place to get the city view and witness the Salzach River and the mountains. You have the choice of making your way up there on foot, or riding the fortress funicular (“Festungsbahn”) from the Festungsgasse.
Highlights of the fortress include: Princely chambers, fortress museum, Marionette Museum, Museum of the Rainer Regiment.
This fortress also serves as the venue for the famous Salzburg Fortress Concerts. Every Sunday at 11:45 a.m., musicians perform up in the aptly named “Trumpeter Tower”.
Adults € 12.90
Children (6-14 years) € 7.40
Families € 28.60
SalzburgCard: one time free admission and quick access. (Tip! Entrance before 11 am includes access to state rooms free of charge)
All-inclusive ticket : Basic + Princes’ Apartments in the main castle and the Mechanical Theatre (Golden Hall, Golden Room, bedchamber of prince archbishop Keutschach † 1519)
Adults € 16.30
Children (6-14 years) € 9.30
Families € 36.20
How to Reach
The castle is located in the center of Salzburg’s old town. The funicular runs every ten minutes and takes you to the castle hilltop in only one minute. It takes about 20 minutes on foot. It is not possible to drive there by car.