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

Salzburg: Hohensalzburg Fortress Skip-The-Line Guided Tour

Product ID: 288190
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Explore one of Europe’s largest medieval castles. Marvel a the stunning exterior, walk through the fortress, and climb to the top of lookout tower.
About this activity
Duration 60 minutes
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, German
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Behold awe-inspiring views of Salzburg and the Alps
  • Discover the hidden corners of Europe’s biggest medieval fortress
  • Break bread as it has been done for centuries– with a typical Austrian wine, bread and salt
  • Explore one of Europe's largest medieval castles
Full description
Start your tour at the downhill station of the fortress' funicular. Skip the line and enjoy more time for your visit. Board the funicular and take in the view during your journey to the top. Ride up the hill, and then begin your tour around the exterior of the castle. Explore the many chambers inside the fortress. During your tour, your knowledgable guide will take you to special parts of the castle that aren't open to the public. Climb to the top of the lookout tower, and gaze out over the city and the breathtaking landscape.

At the end of your tour, pause for a traditional snack in one of the more private and secluded spots in the fortress. Afterward, take your time and visit the three different on-site museums: the Fortress-Museum, the Rainer-Regiment Museum, and the Marionette-Museum. (The entrance fees are included in the price of your tour.) IF you get hungry, stop at one of the 2 nearby restaurants which serve Austrian cuisine and beer. At the end of your visit, you use the funicular to ride downhill, or descend on foot and see more spectacular views.
  • Roundtrip ride on the funicular
  • Tour of the tower
  • Entry into the fortress' museums
  • Access to state apartments
  • 60-minute guided tour
  • Small, traditional snack
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities

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Meeting point

The tour will begin in front of the downhill funicular station (Festungsgasse 4, 5020 Salzburg, Austria) at 10 am. Your guide will be there 15min in advance.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Not allowed
  • Pets
Know before you go
• This tour is not recommended for people with limited mobility or wheel chairs, due the number of stairs and uneven surfaces.
• The tour takes place indoors and outdoors, so please bring your raincoat or umbrella if necessary.
• Smoking is not permitted during the tour.
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Salzburger Burgen & Schlösser

Product ID: 288190