Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle

Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle, Salzburg: Hours, Address, Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle Reviews: 4.5/5

Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle

Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle
4.5
Architectural Buildings • Lookouts • Castles • History Museums
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
About
This amazing 11th-century castle overlooks Salzburg from a hill on the outskirts of the city. Fortress Hohensalzburg is a real eye-catcher, high above the Baroque towers of the city. The castle remains a visible landmark to this day and is an unmistakable feature of Salzburg’s world-famous skyline. From afar, the mighty walls begin to reveal the history visitors experience at first hand within these sturdy defenses. Opening hours: We are open for you 365 days a year - even on public holidays! January – April and October– December: 9.00 a.m. – 5.00 p.m. May – September: 9.00 a.m. – 7.00 p.m. Advent weekends and Easter: 9.30 a.m. – 6.00 p.m. Please note: On 24th of December, we are closing at 2pm.
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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MoonaMuslim
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Breathtaking view over Salzburg and the surrounding area, up to the Alps
Jul 2020
You should definitely take the drive up and enjoy the view over Salzburg. Fantastic, at any time, but especially nice in the early morning or late afternoon / evening.
Nice to take a walk on the castle grounds and to look at the different angles. There are also 2 restaurants and several seating options, such as benches

Due to several bad reviews I decided against the castle and the museums, so I can't comment on that.

But the view alone is worth the few euros.
I would allow 1-2 hours for the drive and the view. With lunch or a drink, more likely 2-3 hours.
It is possible that all seats in the restaurant are occupied. You are well attended. The places by the castle wall are particularly popular. Wait a moment and hope that someone will leave soon.
Written May 13, 2021
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Christine H
Las Vegas, NV243 contributions
A long-time favorite
Mar 2020
We have visited Hohensalzburg multiple times over the years as we have returned to Salzburg with different family members. Our grandchildren are always mesmerized with the tales told and the fairy-tale castle. The views over the city are spectacular. On one visit, we also enjoyed the evening dinner and Mozart concert. It was all very lovely. We have learned we much prefer taking the funicular up to the castle instead of the long steep walk! It's well worth the additional expense.
Written February 26, 2021
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McKenna N
Gainesville, FL119 contributions
Great views and a cool part of Salzburg's history
Jul 2020
Take the funicular up first thing in the morning for pretty views and the fortress all to yourself. The tour is interesting, though not particularly exciting. It's worth spending an hour wandering around this fortress that is much older than most part of the city.
Written February 18, 2021
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Alex Steninge J
Vaerloese, Denmark342 contributions
Nice overview
Jun 2020
This is a must see when in Salzburg. nice place and good exhibition showing the special history and culture of Salzburg (which is a little different from the rest of Austria)
Written January 23, 2021
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The Weak Knee Traveler
Singapore, Singapore11,772 contributions
A Must Visit
Jan 2020 • Solo
This is a must visit when in Salzburg. You can choose to either climb up or take a tram up. I chose to take a tram up and go by foot on the way down. This was a very well preserved and big fortress and has spectacular panorama views over Salzburg as well as the alps. Highly recommended to stay till afternoon to get a bit of the setting afternoon sun.
Written December 30, 2020
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M.Nelson
27 contributions
Spend the day at Hohensalzburg
Nov 2019
The tram up is an easy ride and brings you back in time. Plan on spending all day at this attraction. So much history and artwork to see. the tours are informative and the food and drink are very good. The trip up is worth it for the views alone! So much to see in this ancient gem.
Written October 19, 2020
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Jekita0
Los Angeles, CA23 contributions
So Cool!
Oct 2020 • Couples
Totally worth it, it is a must do in Salzburg.
Do the audio tour because it has a lot of history and they did a great job of showing how the fortress has changed through the years (computer generated 3D), very cool place to visit.
Written October 19, 2020
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BDR
Charlotte, NC46 contributions
Highly recommend!
Oct 2020 • Couples
Easy hike to the top! It looks high, but really isn’t to difficult to make the walk to the top. Absolutely breathtaking views. 10/10, would recommend.
Written October 6, 2020
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Paula E
72 contributions
Well worth a visit, but go early
Aug 2020
The fortress is well worth a visit, but if you do visit, go early. I went up around 10 am and when I returned after lunchtime, the queue for guests wanting to use the funicular (Festungsbahn) was a mile long.
Written October 5, 2020
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Eduardo Q
Prague, Czech Republic41 contributions
What a view
Sep 2020 • Couples
You can go there by cable car or on foot. There is a beautiful view od the city on the top. For 10€ you can buy ticket for cable car or visits of Museum and guide Tour.
Written September 20, 2020
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