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Hohensalzburg Fortress above and Oktoberfest TentHOHENSALZBURG FORTRESS (Festung Hohensalzburg) is the highlight of any tour to Salzburg.  The fortress lies atop a hill and dominates the Salzburg skyline. 

The fortress was built in 1077 and over the next 600 years, constant additions were made to its size.  It reached its present day extent in 1681. 

A tour of this extensive complex will take you through ornate palatial chambers and up to the top of the fortress for a magnificent view of the city.

View from the Roof of Hohensalzburg Fortress  View from the roof of Hohensalzburg Fortress  View of Salzburg  View of Salzburg

The more adventurous visitors can walk up the steep hill leading up to the castle, but for those looking for a relaxed experience, take the funicular rail car up to the top and enjoy the spectacular scenery on the way up.

View from Funicular  View from Hohensalzburg Fortress  View from Hohensalzburg Fortress  View from Inside the Fortress

The Hohensalzburg Fortress grounds are open daily 8:30am-8pm mid-June to mid-September, 9am-6pm mid-September to mid-March, and 9am-5pm from mid-March to mid-June. 

The interior is open daily 9am-6pm mid-June to mid-September, 9:30am-5:30pm mid-September to mid-March, and 9:30am-5pm mid-March to mid-June.

The funicular is open daily 9am-10pm from May to September, 9am-9pm in April and October, and 9:30am-9pm from November to March.

For more information, call 0662 842 430 11.

 

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