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Salzburg Fortress (Festung Hohensalzburg)

Moenchsberg 34, Salzburg 5020, Austria
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Dinner Experience at Salzburg Fortress and Mozart Concert in Salzburg
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This amazing 11th-century castle overlooks Salzburg from a hill on the outskirts of the city.
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  • Very good33%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
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“funicular ride” (130 reviews)
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Moenchsberg 34, Salzburg 5020, Austria
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The vernicular ride to the castle has a half-way stop which freaked out some people. Once on top the views are breathtaking. We got quite bored with all the museum halls inside as there are rather a lot of them. Loved the puppet hall. The...More

Thank Simmelman
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is a must do when visiting Salzburg! This involves some walking (steps up and down), so the funicular trip before and after is well appreciated! The audioguide is available in many languages and interesting (but short). There are well made interactive panels in the...More

Thank Emilie_NYC
Reviewed 2 days ago

We went there on new years day.There is a serious music concert .No second class musicians in Mozart wigs . we were in jeans everyone else was dressed for a gala event .They also celebrate a battle on the ramparts Soldiers in period uniforms &...More

Thank david s
Reviewed 2 days ago

Probably the most visible place in Salzburg easily reached via walking paths, or fanicula that travels to the base of the fortress. Another way to get there if you're looking for a fantastic walk is to take the elevators to the Museum Modern Monchsberg and...More

Thank mywaypete
Reviewed 2 days ago

You can't visit Salzburg and not visit the fortress. I recommend taking the audio tour. It's short and takes you up to a tower not otherwise accessible. It has stunning views of Salzburg!

Thank jparamski
Reviewed 2 days ago

We decided to walk up the hill to reach the fortress and we caught the funicular down, however you can catch the funicular up and down if you prefer. If you do want to walk up you need to be quite fit, as this is...More

Thank LizaAnn
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The Salzburg fortress is an formidable structure. It has developed and been built over many years. The current status is nothing compared to what it was 400 years ago. You can reach the fortress by taking a lift. Views from above are unparalleled. Because the...More

Thank drjsaleh
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is very nice package including dinner and chamber music performance. Get some of the Mozart tunes.

Thank GCM_FL
Reviewed 3 days ago

Hello, This fortress is topmost location of Salzburg by cable car. Ticket is around 15/20 Euro each. But on this fort you can see many old structures and great view from top. Panoramic restaurant is available on top. One can enjoy drink or coffee etc...More

Thank Joglekar
Reviewed 3 days ago

If you visit Salzburg, you definitely should see this. A medieval fortress, silently overseeing and guarding the city (today it is, of course, a museum). If you buy the Salzburg Card (which I definitely recommend) take the cableway - otherwise go by foot, the cableway...More

Thank Bronhilda44
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Bobbie S
4 June 2017|
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Response from Projectionist76 | Reviewed this property |
I was there in June and there was not any need. There will be more people in July but I'd say no.
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27 May 2017|
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Response from Har-el E | Reviewed this property |
Access to the State Rooms with the Salzburg Card is only available before 11 am.
Meenal P
13 April 2017|
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Response from kaliopy55 | Reviewed this property |
I believe including in Salzburg card . I was there in fall so funicular up to the fortress was open , I walked to the base from our hotel 20 min walk . Walk up is hard . Down is fast , easy and pretty !