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Monchsberg Lift

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Address: Gstaettengasse 13, Salzburg 5020, Austria
Phone Number: +43 662 44806285
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Awesome view

We had the city pass and decided to go up the lift. You get a great view of the city and a different perspective than what you see at the fortress. I'm not sure if it would be... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Matt B
Halifax, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Interesting engineering as the shaft was carved out of the interior rock rather than being placed on the exterior wall. Lift is quick and takes you up to a location that has a nice view of the old town, river and fortress. We thought the views from the festung were more spectacular but both provided a different vantage point from... More 

Thank jaybeeFL
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This lift is quite hard to find, but on the mountain there is a shaft which looks like the lift... walk towards it! Although it's not the lift, it's nearby! Ask the local shops to point you in its direction. We were in a group of 4. Less than 4 euros to enter! Wheelchair accessible. Wheelchair user and companion free... More 

Thank Janayzh
Halifax, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had the city pass and decided to go up the lift. You get a great view of the city and a different perspective than what you see at the fortress. I'm not sure if it would be worth it without the pass, but a good excursion that can take as little or as much time as you like.

Thank Matt B
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The price to ride was less than 2 Euros. The elevator goes through a shaft inside the rock making it special and unusual. There is a coffee shop on the top and a modern museum which was closed. One can go hiking from here. The view from here was fanatstic.

Thank R A
Hobart, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Short lift ride with a worthwhile view of the city from the top - not expensive but less so if adding to the list of attractions that you can access with the Salzburg card.

Thank MummaBear59
Richmond, Virginia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

... but the view from the top is quite good. There is a restaurant and a nice walkway that is well worth the 20 minute walk.

Thank DonPaulo
Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016

We found it a little difficult at first to find this place. Earlier in the day we saw the pipe-looking object on the side of the hill near a castle. We thought this was the main castle (Hohensalzburg Fortress) and the funicular. It's not. The pipe is also not the actual elevator like we thought it would be. The real... More 

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2016

Many pictures I have seen of Salzburg are taken from the high walls of Fortress Hohensalzburg but they are missing one vital ingredient - and that is the castle itself. We decided to go up the opposite hillside and that meant a thirty second ride in a lift housed within a property on Gstättengasse. Cost in Sept 2016 was €3.60... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2016 via mobile

Within walking distance from the pedestrian street, the Monchsberg lift allow the visitor to have an overview of the city. There are so much to do and see within the Old Town however this side-trip to the hill top is worthwhile detour. The whole trip for the view take only 30-45 minutes, unless visit to the museum is included. Explore... More 

Thank Charn P
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2016 via mobile

Great views at the top. Access to lovely parks, restaurant at modern art gallery. Recommend with your Salzburg card as it is free.

Thank Nick W

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