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The Festung Hohensalzburg is one of the largest and best-preserved medieval castles in Europe. Looking down over the city, visitors are treated to not only a great view, but a fascinating look into the lives of the fortress’ inhabitants throughout the centuries. Lines for tickets and the funicular railway can be very long in summer, so it’s recommended that you buy tickets in advance.
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Salzburg: Fortress Concert
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Experience a Classical evening at the Hohensalzburg Fortress and let the sounds of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart enchant you. Enjoy an exceptional atmosphere and an incredible view of the city.
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Guided Tours

Private Salzburg walking day tour with option Palace Hellbrunn or river cruise 
Spend a day in Salzburg with your private tourguide - just you and your tour guide. The walking tour will take you the most sights in the old town of Salzburg like the Mozart´s Birthplace and museum. You will see the famous baroque Prince-Bishops’ Palace on Residenzplatz and the landmark the Dom; the cathedral of Salzburg and continue to the St. Peter´s Abbey; a famous Benedictine monastery. Have a look down to the UNESCO World Heritage City, when you will arrive at the top of the Salzburg fortress. The afternoon you have the choise of two options: You may visit the Hellbrunn Palace with your tourguide or the tourguide will take you to a 40 minutes river cruise on the Salzach river.
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Salzburg: Fortress Concert and Dinner
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Experience a Classical evening at the Hohensalzburg Fortress and let the sounds of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart enchant you. Enjoy a romantic meal and a truly incredible view of the city.
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Salzburg: Cruise, Dinner & Fortress Concert
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Enjoy a delicious dinner combined with a "Best of Mozart"- concert at Hohensalzburg Fortress and look forward to a cruise on the River Salzach. Marvel at the old town of Salzburg and the impressive Tennen Mountains.
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Amphibiousbus-Tour and Dinner and Mozart Concert at the Fortress 
We show you many sights such as the enchanting area around Mirabell palace, where one of the world-wide most beautiful wedding venues can be found, Leopoldskron palace, world-famous due to the scenes filmed for “The Sound of Music”, old districts such as Mülln, Mozart’s residence and many, many more. On the way back to the drop-off zone, you enter the Salzach with a “splash down”, allowing you to see the skyline of the city of Salzburg from a unique and truly once-in-a-lifetime perspective.
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General Information

Opening Hours:

From October to April the Fortress of Hohensalzburg is open daily from 9.30 am to 5 pm. During the peak season, from May to September, the fortress is open from 9 am to 7 pm.


Festung Hohensalzburg
Mönchsberg 34
5020 Salzburg


An all-inclusive ticket bought on the day costs 15.50€ for adults and 8.80€ for children aged between 6 and 15. These tickets include a return ticket for the funicular, the Prince’s Chambers, the Magic Theatre, an audio guide, the Castle Museum, Rainer Regiment Museum, Puppet Museum and the Alm passage exhibition. Basic tickets bought on the day don’t include the Prince’s Chambers or the Magic Theatre and cost 12.20€ for adults and 7€ for children.

How to get there:

The fortress is at the top of a hill in the center of Salzburg. The funicular takes visitors to the top every 10 minutes, and tickets are included when you purchase entry tickets for the fortress. Alternatively it is possible to walk up to the fortress in about 20 minutes. It isn’t possible to drive directly to the castle.
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