Entry ticket

Salzburg: Hohensalzburg Fortress Admission Ticket

Salzburg: Hohensalzburg Fortress Admission Ticket

From US$ 16.41 per person

Admire panoramic views of the city and the surrounding mountains. Use the funicular to enjoy the quickest and most comfortable way to reach Salzburg's most dominant landmark.

About this ticket

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Reserve now & pay later
Keep your travel plans flexible — book your spot and pay nothing today.
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures are in place. Check your activity voucher once you book for full details. Learn more
Valid 1 day
Check availability to see starting times.


  • Enjoy an exceptional 360° degree view above Salzburg and it's surroundings
  • Explore the fortress and travel back to the Middle Ages with multimedia exhibits
  • Experiment with the various types of attack and defence practiced in a medieval fortress with interactive models
  • See the Prince's Chambers, one of the most well-preserved secular Gothic buildings in Europe
  • Ride up and down the oldest funicular in Austria (if option selected)
Full description
Your visit to Salzburg Fortress starts with either a beautiful 20-30 minute walk or a quick and comfortable ride on Austria's oldest funicular (depending on tour option selected). Today you will find an ultra modern rail system instead of the original funicular, which was powered by water and transported people up and down the hill as early as 1892. Upon arrival at the top of the hill, experience a unique view over the Archbishop's city and the breathtaking landscape of Salzburg's mountains. Soak up the scenery, take photos, then continue with your visit to the medieval fortification complex, representing 900 years of building history. During your self-guided visit, explore all different parts of the castle and see why it was unconquered for more than 1000 years. Interact with models showing the various types of attack and defense practiced in a medieval fortress. Enjoy another highlight when you visit the Prince's Chambers, which ranks among the best-preserved secular buildings of the Gothic period. While walking through the complex, you'll always identify new views over the city and find many hidden corners of the castle just waiting to be discovered.
  • Prince's Chambers
  • Panorama tour
  • Magic Theater
  • Castle Museum
  • A ride up and down on the funicular (if one of the funicular options selected)
  • Food and drinks
  • Live tour guide
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • All participants over 12 years old must present one of the following: proof of full vaccination, proof of first vaccination administered at least 22 days ago, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative PCR test taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts

Select participants and date



Meeting point

FestungsBahn Cable Railway to the Fortress.

Open in Google Maps ⟶
Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Know before you go

  • Please note that the funicular ride is only included with the respective options
  • Voucher must be redeemed for a ticket at the cashier desk
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 209 reviews

Review summary

  • Transportation
  • Value for money

Sort by:

Traveler type:

Star rating:

Fantastic views (especially on a beautiful day towards evening and sunset); beware the spiral staircase to the upper level, though, if you have any dodgy joints.... it inflamed a small niggling knee problem I have, due to imbalance, I guess... bur for the young, fit and mobile... it's even better views than from the terrace! Otherwise an interesting museum.

Read more

July 19, 2022

The fortress is well worth seeing and should not be missed when visiting Salzburg. When the weather is good, the panorama from the tower is really great. Exchange of the voucher at the cash desk of the valley station without any problems, but overall there was not much going on. In this respect, the booking via GYG would not have been absolutely necessary.

Read more

October 17, 2021

Absolutely worthwhile if you are in Salzburg. You can spend most of the day at the castle enjoying the view, exhibitions and outdoor facilities. Small downside: as with a visit last year, access to the railway with the barcode/QR code on the mobile phone does not work and you have to get a paper ticket at the cash desk. Everyone is very friendly and that works, but it's annoying when it's very crowded.

Read more

September 14, 2021

Product ID: 329131