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Salzburg Fortress (Festung Hohensalzburg)

Moenchsberg 34, Salzburg 5020, Austria
43-662-84243011
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This amazing 11th-century castle overlooks Salzburg from a hill on the outskirts of the city.
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good33%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“funicular ride” (145 reviews)
“audio tour” (290 reviews)
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Moenchsberg 34, Salzburg 5020, Austria
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1 - 10 of 4,559 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The views were spectacular - worth the climb! The extra 2 euros for the ancient room restorations was worth it.

Thank PaulCataford
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My daughter and I did the tour. It was nice. The view was great. The museums were good. The WiFi was better than our hotel. It was definitely worth seeing

Thank Dohn T
Reviewed 2 days ago

Great way to get some exercise if you walk instead of take the funicular. Great views from all sides of the Fortress. Unfortunately I was too late to hit the museum but enjoyed it none the less.

Thank luv2travel22003
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I was expecting much more. Once you climb up the nice thing is the view of Salzburg price to me is high especially if you take the ticket to walk. Better to see from below

1  Thank Andrea M
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The views at the top were amazing but the rest of the fortress was very boring with not much to do. We did the tour which was just awful. You get given an audio guide at the start without any headphones and then get moved...More

1  Thank Ciaran1709
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Enjoyed it very much. Ride up in the tram was amazing and the views spectacular. Audio tour was very good. More directions could be provided as you come off the tram at the top but apart from that, very good and would recommend

Thank KimmSimm
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The salzburg fortress provides great views of the city . I would recommend it to everyone . Just brilliant .

Thank Suvir B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Definitely one of my highlights of our Salzburg trip! Great views of the whole city. Highly recommend !

Thank Magdalena O
Reviewed 1 week ago

The fortress complements the view over the old town. There is also a nice view from the tower. However there's other castles around that also offer similar views and content.

Thank Bojan I
Reviewed 1 week ago

A must see when visiting Salzburg, this imposing fortress sits atop the Festung and can be seen from anywhere in the city. Definitely recommend taking the funicular, as it is a long walk up. The audio tour is useful, and the full tour including access...More

Thank Alisiya G
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karthik p
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Response from Luke L | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you definitely can. I captured a few great ones.
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22 August 2017|
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Response from Cristian H | Reviewed this property |
Entering the castle is not free. You buy a general ticket to go up. Walking around the grounds and touring part of the castle is included. There is an extra fee for the "complete" tour of the inside the castle. It's well... More
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Bobbie S
4 June 2017|
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Response from garner58 | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure, there weren't any long lines to get up the funicular to the fortress even though it was a holiday weekend and a festival was going on in the streets below the fortress. But my experience all around the area is... More
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