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Salzburg: Hohensalzburg Fortress Admission Ticket

Product ID: 329131
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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.
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  • Enjoy an exceptional 360° degree view above Salzburg and it's surroundings
  • Explore the fortress with an included audio guide 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
  • Audio guided tour
  • Magic Theater
  • Castle Museum
  • A ride up and down on the funicular (if one of the funicular options selected)
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drinks
  • Live tour guide
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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Meeting point

FestungsBahn Cable Railway to the Fortress.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Know before you go
• Between 1 July-30 September 2020, two children can go free of charge (per 1 paid adult ticket)
• Please note that the funicular ride is only included with the respective options
• When choosing the option with the "Early Bird Funicular Ride," the funicular ride must be started before 10:00 AM
• Voucher must be redeemed for a ticket at the cashier desk

From US$ 18.72 per person

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Salzburger Burgen & Schlösser

Product ID: 329131