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Monchsberg Lift

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Address: Gstattengasse 13, Salzburg 5020, Austria
Phone Number: +43 662 44806285
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Worth the fee!

The walk up to the fortress is steep! We took the lift up and walked down. The views were stunning at sunset.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 13, 2015
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Annapolis, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

The walk up to the fortress is steep! We took the lift up and walked down. The views were stunning at sunset.

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Yealmpton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 via mobile

It is a fast and painless way onto the top and the museum of modern art. Once up there the views are great and it is a lovely 30 minute walk ( decidedly not level at the end) to the fortress through beech woods and with great views most of the way.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

The view from the top is pretty spectacular and different enough from the views from the fortress to make it worth your while. Once you're up there, hiking trails run all the way over to Nonnberg Abbey if you're so inclined. We had the Salzburg pass and didn't realize it was only good for one ride, so when we came... More 

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Ascot, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We walked up to the Fortress. It was super hard. My fitbit counted it as 66 floors. We were happy that the ride down on the lift was included in the price of admission.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

The best view over old town and the castle can be enjoyed from up here. You can either walk down from the castle or make it easy and take the elevator. You won't be disappointed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

We hiked up the mountain once and took the lift down. For 2euro if someone in your party wants the magnificent views but not the strenuous stair climb it's great.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

This lift which takes you up from the Museum of Modern Art to the second Museum at the top of the mountain is a must do for any visit to Salzburg. The views of the city, the river and the Hohensalzburg Fortress which looms over the city and dominates your view from most everywhere, are spectauclar.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We took the lift up at night. I was hoping it was going to be what looks like a very old looking lift you can see on the cliff face, which worried my wife, but it was actually a very modern lift inside the rock. we had a Salzburg card, so it was "free". We went up at night, which... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We had a 24 hour Salzburg Card and were aiming to cover as many things as we could within this time. The Moenchberg lift was open until 9pm as it was a Wednesday and we decided it would be perfect to view Salzburg, from above and at night. We went up about 8pm. There was no queue at this time... More 

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Perth, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Probably not worth the money if one of your likes is walking. If you're lazy, take the lift. The lift also takes you to the Museum of Modern Art.

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