Fortress Hohensalzburg, Salzburg

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Perched atop a hill overlooking Salzburg, Fortress Hohensalzburg bears witness to more than 900 years of Austrian history, demonstrating the supreme power of the archbishops. Construction of this massive fortress began in the 11th century at the request of Archbishop Gebhard I of Helffenstein. The project continued over the centuries, finishing in 1501. Visit the regency rooms, torture chamber, illuminated lower church, and the fortress museum. At an altitude of 506 m (1,660 ft), the watchtower provides views of Salzburg. Purchase the Fortress Card to take advantage of the funicular ride up the steep hill, and delve deeper into the fortress' history with an audio guide. Use our Salzburg trip planner to add Fortress Hohensalzburg and other attractions to your Salzburg vacation plans.
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  • It's nice to see the city as panoramic, and it's a pleasure to visit the castle. When the weather is nice, you should eat in the castle's restaurant.
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  • Magnificent place, I can not deny it, with a wonderful view of the whole city; the only pity is that you have to pay to enter and also for the funicular...
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  • Salzburg is a popular tourist destination. There are plenty of stairs to go up the cable car or on foot. If you have weak legs, it might be tough to go to the top of the roof. I think it will be half way. You can still enjoy the city and the best view on a sunny day. In the exhibition, there is a video of how this citadel has been extended from the hot hut of 180 A.D., expressed in CG. It is understood well that it has become the present appearance through the hand of a lot of people for many years. The length of stay was the correct answer for a long stay. If you like architecture, you may want to take a closer look. It is self-sufficient in the castle, unlike Vienna, is not occupied by Ottoman Turkey, and its history as the strongest fort attracts many fans. Please not only see it on the material collection and the net, but also experience the real thing by all means. And thank you for making a cable car, Emperor Franz Joseph!
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  • If you come to Salzburg you must visit this fortress. Unfortunately during my visit there was some construction but nonetheless the visit is worth it. You need to plan for a few hours if you want a complete visit. The view from the fortress is breathtaking. If you take time to stop at the restaurant the food is surprisingly good. Good footwear is recommended but not necessary.
  • Great historical location with lots to see for people of all ages. Children will likely enjoy the puppet museum. The main museum was good as well, and I recommend paying the extra for the all inclusive ticket. Section C is worth the extra view euros. The old royal rooms are some of the best in Europe.
  • This place is probably great if you are into medieval history, but otherwise (as in my case) it's just a pleasant hallmark in Salzburg. Most people take the funicular up the hill, but I actually enjoyed the walk up and down a lot. You get to see beautiful views.
  • Excellent place to visit and learn more about the city and the country! Fair price. You can go up walking or by tram (paid). There is a museum and gift shop inside.
  • For about $20 USD we were provided transport up via the funicular and entry into the fortress and museums. There are several restaurants in the fort that provide a gorgeous view of the city below. Be prepared to walk a significant amount on uneven ground and stairs. Overall, it was thoroughly enjoyable!
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