1. Austria
  2. Salzburg (State)
  3. Salzburg
  4. Hohensalzburg Fortress

Salzburg: Hohensalzburg Fortress Admission Ticket

Product ID: 329131
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.
About this ticket
Valid 1 day
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Audio guide/headphones
English, German, Italian
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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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

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

FestungsBahn Cable Railway to the Fortress.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Know before you go
• 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
Customer reviews
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Hi there! We had a wonderful and sunny day and are already early for the funicular. The trip was very short, but nice. From the fortress you have a wonderful view of the whole of Salzburg, the surrounding area and the great mountain panorama. With the audio guide, included in the price, you get important information about the individual rooms in the fortress. You don't have to run after a group, you can visit everything on your own. Then comfortably returned by train. This tour is definitely worth it !!!!!

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March 1, 2020

A great experience in and awesome place, so full of history, definitively a place to visit if you go to Salzburg. The only problem was that we have to make the line in order to redeem our tickets, I thought that if we bought them online we could go straight in, but the line move pretty fast so other than that an excellent way to spend your day in Salzburg.

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January 9, 2020

February 19, 2020

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Salzburger Burgen & Schlösser

Product ID: 329131