Hohensalzburg Fortress
Salzburg

Hohensalzburg Fortress tours and tickets

The fortress Hohensalzburg towers high above the baroque city of Salzburg. As a landmark visible from afar, the castle is an unmistakable part of the ...

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Dining experiences

Experience a unique evening in Salzburg: Enjoy the excellent combination of Mozart’s music and a festive 18th-century menu in the candlelit ...

Duration
2 hours, 30 minutes
Available in: English
$ 75
Bus tours

From the moment you board this world-wide unique Amphibian vehicle, which has been specially built for Salzburg, this tour - unlike any othe...

Duration
5 hours
Available in: English
Guided Tour
$ 80
Cruises and boat tours

Combine a dinner or VIP-dinner and Mozart Fortress Concert with a popular boat trip on the Salzach and discover Salzburg and its surrounding...

Duration
2 hours
Available in: English
Guided Tour
$ 61
Walking tours

See two highlights in one tour: Visit Mozart's Birthplace and the Fortress Hohensalzburg with a professional guide.In the heart of the city ...

Duration
3 hours
Available in: English
$ 218
Bus tours

Discover Salzburg, the City of Mozart, on your own for 24 hours. Enjoy the free entrance to sights and museums like the Catacombs, the Hohen...

Validity
1 day
Available in: English
$ 32

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The inside story

The fortress Hohensalzburg towers high above the baroque city of Salzburg. As a landmark visible from afar, the castle is an unmistakable part of the world-famous silhouette of Salzburg. As the largest completely preserved castle in Central Europe, the fortress attracts millions of tourists every year.

Archbishop Gebhard built the fortress in 1077 to protect the principality and the archbishops from hostile attacks. Around 1500, under Archbishop Leonhard von Keutschach, the fortress was given its present appearance. In all these years it was never occupied by foreign troops. Nowadays tourists can visit one of the many museums, like the Fortress Museum, the Marionette Museum, the Altes Zeughaus and the Museum of the Rainer Regimen, or simply walk along the compound walls and appreciate the most breathtaking view over Salzburg.

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Hohensalzburg Fortress Mönchsberg 34, 5020 Salzburg, Austria Salzburg
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