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“Worth it for the view alone”

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Worth it for the view alone”
Reviewed October 29, 2013

Great experience and amazing views! Take the tram up as there is plenty of walking to do once you are at the fortress. The tour is brief, but the audio narration in several languages is nicely done. The self-guided tour through the museum was ok, but most of the display descriptions are written in German. Didn't have a chance to try the cafe or restaurant, but the outdoor seating provides a nice view of Salzburg. Plan to spend at least two hours here.

Visited October 2013
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“Greatest medieval castle visited”
Reviewed October 27, 2013

You could spend all day visiting this castle. There is a lot to see -- stay for an hour or spend an entire day here. The views are amazing and the history is fascinating. This is an attraction to be missed if you're visiting Salzburg. It's been mentioned numerous times, but the views are amazing.

Visited October 2013
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Great views”
Reviewed October 27, 2013

This fortress provided amazing views of the area. The museum was very average. A lot of walking is involved, especially if you choose to walk over to the Modern Museum (the Monchsberg walk), I was tuckered out halfway there. Having lunch with the fabulous views was great, but be prepared to breathe a lot of cigarette smoke. Ugh.

Visited October 2013
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San Diego, California
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“Great views, unimpressive museum”
Reviewed October 27, 2013

Visit the fortress for the outstanding views. We weren't impressed with the museum in the castle, there was not much information or depth.

Visited October 2013
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“Great value and worth a visit”
Reviewed October 27, 2013

Really enjoyable day. Great value, the view is great. Go up the hill to the fortress, you will not regret it.

Be sure to do the tour that is included in the ticket price as it shows you the parts of the castle you cannot get to on your own.

Visited October 2013
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