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  • Hours: Open daily. Jan - Apr and Oct - Dec: 9:30am - 5pm; May - Sept: 9am - 7pm. Advent weekends and Easter: 9am - 6pm
  • Admission: Adults: € 10.50, Children (6-14yrs): € 6

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Festung Hohensalzburg

Perched on its craggy mountain lookout, Salzburg’s famous castle, Festung Hohensalzburg, dominates the city and its Old Town. Surrounded by walls and dotted with towers and battlements, Festung Hohensalzburg is one of the largest and best preserved castles in Europe.

The fortified castle was built in 1077, from its lofty position protecting Salzburg, with cracking views of the surrounding countryside.

Take a guided tour around the palatial state rooms, Gothic torture chambers, lookouts and museum collections. Keep an eye out for more than 50 examples of the castle’s symbol, a regal lion holding a beetroot – or is it a turnip?

Practical Info

The Hohensalzburg Fortress is a 15-minute walk south of Salzburg’s Old Town, or a quick trip on the funicular railway.

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Salzburg Historical Walking Tour

4 star rating: Recommended 56 Reviews

Location: Salzburg, Austria
Duration: 2 hours

From USD $20.45

Salzburg Card

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 197 Reviews

Location: Salzburg, Austria
Duration: 24, 48 or 72 hours

From USD $27.26

Best of Mozart Concert at Salzburg Fortress in Salzburg

Location: Salzburg, Austria
Duration: 90 minutes

From USD $40.89

Dinner Experience at Salzburg Fortress and Mozart Concert in Salzburg

Location: Salzburg, Austria
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes

From USD $62.47

3-Night New Year's Package in Salzburg

Location: Salzburg, Austria
Duration: 4 days

From USD $816.67

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