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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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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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