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Salzburg Fortress (Festung Hohensalzburg)

Monchsberg 34, Salzburg 5020, Austria
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Ranked #10 of 95 Attractions in Salzburg
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Type: Castles, Architectural Buildings, History Museums, Lookouts
Traveler Description: The first record of a Salzburg Festung or Fortress on the southern side of the Mönchsberg Mountain dates back to Roman time, but this is not clear if... more »
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

You just have to take the 11 Euro furnicular ride to the top. We had a pram which was somewhat hard to move around which is expected given the original purpose and of course the age of the Fortress. The views from the top are spectacular with views of Old Town, The Alps and sprawling green meadows.

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Beverly Hills
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Awesome place to visit. Must visit if you are in this area. Nice cable car ride up to the top of the mountain to the fortress. Gorgeous, stunning views of the Salzburg city and Alps mountains in the background. We took a lot of pictures as there were 9 of us in the group, my family and my friends family.... More

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Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

the fortress overlooking Salzburg is a must place to visit. cable car is available so there is no problem getting there. even in a cloudy day....

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Fabulous views of city & the Alps, Funicular railway included in ticket price.we had lunch in the restaurant which also had great views, food and drink prices were very reasonable .The fortress itself is well worth the visit a great way to spend a few hours.

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Chemainus, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

it is a fortress.... a fortress on top of a mountain... fortresses are awesome. fortresses on mountains are epic. Need I say more.

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

This was hands-down one of the best views of our trip to Europe. It is a must see if you want a full view of Salzburg, Salzach River, and the Alps. To travel up to the fortress you have to take a fast moving cable car up to the top (quite an experience in itself!!). We mainly went for the... More

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London, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Well worth a visit. Funicular railway included in ticket price. Recommend walking up to the fortress, lovely views of city, and taking the trip down to avoid queues! Some info in English but not all and it seems fairly random what is and isnt translated.

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Helsinki, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

The view to the city from the castle is breath taking! You can learn also the history of Salzburg by taking a tour at the fortress.

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sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW via mobile

This is a place you need to visit as the view is amazing. We used the Salzburg card (highly recommended) as this was included. We stayed a coupe of hours and that was plenty. Unless you are planning a picnic a short stay is enough.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Taking the funicular to the fortress is the perfect way to see the surrounding area and prepare yourself for exploration of this historic site. The views are breathtaking and not to be missed.

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