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“Beautiful night view of the Old Town”

Salzburg Fortress (Festung Hohensalzburg)
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Owner description: This amazing 11th-century castle overlooks Salzburg from a hill on the outskirts of the city.
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Reviewed November 1, 2012

Ok so I went at night, as nightly instrumental performances are held at the Fortress. It looks high and daunting from the Old Town. The funicular ride up only heightened the anticipation of a spooky old castle, adding the fact there are hardly any tourists wandering the grounds at night. But once up there, all is forgotten as you forget where you are and focus on the view you get in return for efforts to make it up there! Amazing! Just stand there and take in a different Salzburg at night! And the funicular ride back down definitely feels faster...don't look down :)

Thank Joann L
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Reviewed October 29, 2012

This is NOT to be missed in Salzburg! An easy tram ride to the top and just an amazing historical sight. Great views of the city. Touring such an old place is so cool.

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Reviewed October 29, 2012

I had already seen numerous European Castles on our trip and I wasn't sure that I needed to see one more. I am so glad that I did! Hohensalzburg Schloss sits atop the Festungsberg Mountain and dominates the horizon overlooking the old historic district of Salzburg. We decided to walk up to the fortress to enjoy the beautiful, fall, Austrian day. It was constructed under the direction of the Prince-Archbishops of Salzburg and is one of the largest medieval castles in Europe. We stumbled upon the Audio Tour that starts every half hour or so. Well worth the time to take the tour. Very informative and the panoramic view from the top of the fortress is breathtaking. Really enjoyed wandering around the extensive Salzburg Fortress grounds.

Thank MKTBE
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Reviewed October 28, 2012

The view of the town of Salzburg from the castle is incredibly lovely. I walked up to the castle instead of taking the funicular to get the views from every angle, but the funicular is a lot quicker! Be sure to take the audio tour A, at very least, which is a self-guided tour that they start every so many minutes (there was no sign to say when the next when started, so I just waited in line and hoped for the best). The interior of the castle has some nice rooms, but more importantly, you can go up to the ramparts themselves where you can see both the town and the Alps at once - really splendid views!

Thank Kendell T
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Reviewed October 28, 2012

You have to see it how beautiful view from the top. Amazing and can't imagine how those people's lived during that time. Great heritage.

Thank Honeypie78
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