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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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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.

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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.

Thank MickeyMacGyver
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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.

Thank Stover-Roth
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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.

Thank KatieIllini
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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.

Thank Jetadventureguru
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