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Salzburg Fortress (Festung Hohensalzburg)

Moenchsberg 34, Salzburg 5020, Austria
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  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
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“funicular ride” (114 reviews)
“audio tour” (248 reviews)
Moenchsberg 34, Salzburg 5020, Austria
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Reviewed yesterday

Very nice ride up with scenic panorama train. Such a shame the ride ended quickly. Beautiful view over Salzburg with great opportunity to take photos. Lovely museum (including Marionette museum)

Thank Swissmami
Reviewed yesterday

After seeing a lot of artwork (which is lovely), I kind of appreciated getting to see the fortress which showcases some statues & art, but also weapons and defenses. They do a good job of describing the history and various tactics used over time, and...More

Thank Apollo_Diablo
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The lift up takes about one minute. But the lift is always packed full with people, so squeeze in! The view is worth it.

Thank Tommy Y
Reviewed 2 days ago

Old fortress, former stronghold in the area for princes and archbishops. Spectacular view from top..

1  Thank Mark D
Reviewed 2 days ago

The fortress is perched atop a mountain, and offers wonderful views of the city. The self-guided tour is very well done, with a lot of helpful information about the history of the fortress and what you see from its ramparts. Be prepared for a lot...More

Thank DocStreiner
Reviewed 2 days ago

OK - as noted in another review, there are parts of the tour that are less than exciting. That being said, it was well worth the climb (we walked up and took the lift down) to see the absolutely stunning views of the entire area....More

Thank TarheelTraveler9198
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

HINT-- if you can hit it first thing in the day and have place to self we did and was leaving at noon and started to get busy 11:30 am First we were so happy we had to take the special Trolly up to the...More

Thank mrlogboy
Reviewed 3 days ago

Absolutely awful museum. The basic ticket includes the most boring, substandard tour of the fortress, buuuuuuuuuuutttttt, if you pay extra you can see the Princes rooms, which are the only thing worth seeing anyway. Felt like I wasted my time and money here. Fortress is...More

2  Thank RoddersGlobetrotter
Reviewed 4 days ago

Fantastic views over Salzburg and the surrounding area, you can take a funicular to the top, however, I walked it was by no means an easy feat, but incredibly satisfying once I reached the top.

Thank nileshilpa2000
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We visited the fortress this past weekend and enjoyed it so much even though we are locals. The views from the top alone would be worth it, but the audioguided tours are equally interesting for tourists and locals alike. Highly recommended!

Thank GreenTravelCat
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Meenal P
How do I get there by public transport? Is the ticket for funnicular and classic ticket included in Salzburg card ?
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 !
Is the attraction (or any part thereof) pet friendly? Could one bring along a small dog in a handbag?
28 December 2016|
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Response from NatBat49 | Reviewed this property |
There is lots of space outside for a small dog to walk around on a lead but worth emailing the attraction to check on allowing a dog. There's lots of stairs for little dog legs!
How much time would you allot for a visit? Will 2 hours do? We're planning to go up in the afternoon at 3 and noticed that it closes at 5. Is that enough time? Thanks!
16 December 2016|
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Response from Wooks_61 | Reviewed this property |
Two hours is enough time. The Audio tour lasts about 30-45 mins (depending how long you stay at each point). I recommend the Salzburg Card if you are planning to visit other sights too.