Entry ticket

Salzburg: Hohensalzburg Fortress Admission Ticket

Entry ticket

Salzburg: Hohensalzburg Fortress Admission Ticket

From US$ 14.20 per person


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.

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  • Enjoy an exceptional 360° degree view above Salzburg and it's surroundings
  • Explore the fortress 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
  • Panorama tour
  • Magic Theater
  • Castle Museum
  • A ride up and down on the funicular (if one of the funicular options selected)
  • Food and drinks
  • Live tour guide
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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Meeting point may vary depending on the option booked.

Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Know before you go

  • Please note that the funicular ride is only included with the respective options
  • Voucher must be redeemed for a ticket at the cashier desk
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based on 258 reviews

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Hi the fortress is impressive. There was no mention in your site that it is not stroller-friendly. Had I know, I would've brought the baby carrier. I would recommend it but not for families with small children or babies. We had to leave our stroller at the start of the panorama tour and carry our 5 months old baby throughout the entire tour. The get your guide ticket didn't save us to wait in line to exchange the ticket at the cashier so it is the same as buying a ticket know the spot.

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March 25, 2023

We spent the entire day here. Had a great, lengthy and very enjoyable self guided tour of an amazing Medieval fortress , followed by a fantastic meal at the fortress, followed by a concert of Mozart music performed by a really talented string ensemble. Whadda day!! Don’t miss it.

March 25, 2023

Prachtige burcht / kasteel met veel geschiedenis. Mooie terrassen en een prachtig uitzicht over Salzburg. Je kan met een soort van kabelbaan omhoog en omlaag. Wij zijn met de kabelbaan omhoog gegaan en terug gelopen. Het is echt enorm stijl dus dat is iets om rekening mee te houden.

March 25, 2023

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