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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 47 Reviews

Discover the historical side of Salzburg on foot! Travel back in time on this 2-hour historical walking tour through the city. Explore Salzburg's Baroque old ...  Read more

Location: Salzburg, Austria
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $18.13

Salzburg Card

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 184 Reviews

Save money as you see the city sights with the Salzburg Card. With a choice between a 24, 48 or 72 hour pass, you'll enjoy free admission to over 30 ...  Read more

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

From USD $27.19

Best of Mozart Concert at Salzburg Fortress in Salzburg

Experience Mozart’s concerts in the Golden Hall of the world-famous Salzburg fortress (Festung Hohensalzburg) and witness an unforgettable view of the town  ...  Read more

Location: Salzburg, Austria
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

From USD $38.52

Grand Salzburg City Tour including Hellbrunn Palace and 24 Hour Salzburg Card

4 star rating: Recommended 25 Reviews

Grand Salzburg City Tour including Hellbrunn Palace and the 24-hour Salzburg Card allows you to visit wonderful sights including Mirabell Palace, Mozarteum ...  Read more

Location: Salzburg, Austria
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

From USD $45.31

Dinner Experience at Salzburg Fortress and Mozart Concert in Salzburg

Enjoy a romantic dinner at Panorama Restaurant located at Salzburg Fortress, followed by a Best of Mozart Concert with unforgettable panoramic panoramic views ...  Read more

Location: Salzburg, Austria
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $61.17

Best 3-Night New Year's Package in Salzburg

Celebrate the advent of a new year in beautiful Salzburg with this 3-night package. Stay in a 4-star hotel in central Salzburg and ring in the New Year in ...  Read more

Location: Salzburg, Austria
Duration: 4 days (approx.)

From USD $675.19

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