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Fortress Hohensalzburg Admission Ticket

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    What to Expect
    Visit: Fortress Hohensalzburg, Moenchsberg 34, Salzburg 5020 Austria

    Fortress Hohensalzburg is a real eye-catcher over the Baroque towers of the city. Always a visible landmark, the castle is an unmistakable part of the world-famous Salzburg silhouette. Looking mighty from afar, visitors experience its history first hand behind its thick walls.

    360 degrees view

    Exceptional views over the city of Mozart

    The Medieval castle complex and the modern castle towers majestically above the Salzburg city rooftops with 900 years of building history. The view over the Archbishop’s city and the mountainous region is spectacular and unforgettable. The panorama alone is worth visiting Fortress Hohensalzburg

    Experience a trip back to the Middle Ages

    The mysterious Prince’s Chambers of Fortress Hohensalzburg is one of the highlights of your visit. Discover the most well-preserved Gothic secular buildings in Europe and find out the exciting background about the life and work of Salzburg rulers and their subjects. The multimedia exhibition and the new magic theater will make your visit an unforgettable experience.

    Travel up and down on the funicular

    The quickest route to Fortress Hohensalzburg

    Real adventurers will want to climb the castle on foot. But the funicular is quicker and more comfortable - riding up to the castle every ten minutes. By the way: did you know that the funicular is the oldest in Austria? It has transported visitors up to the castle since 1892 - but in those days it was still powered by water. Today it is a highly modern rail system which meets all the comfort and safety requirements.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Hohensalzburg Castle
    Departure Time
    Ticket incl. funicular
    4/9/2019 - 9/30/2019Monday - Sunday:09:00 AM - 07:00 PM

    10/1/2019 - 12/31/2019Monday - Sunday:09:30 AM - 05:00 PM

    4/9/2020 - 9/30/2020Monday - Sunday:09:00 AM - 07:00 PM

    10/1/2020 - 12/31/2020Monday - Sunday:09:30 AM - 05:00 PM

    Footpath Ticket
    7/4/2019 - 8/15/2019Monday - Sunday:09:00 AM - 07:00 PM

    8/28/2019 - 9/30/2019Monday - Sunday:09:00 AM - 07:00 PM

    10/1/2019 - 12/31/2019Monday - Sunday:09:30 AM - 05:00 PM

    8/28/2020 - 9/30/2020Monday - Sunday:09:00 AM - 07:00 PM

    10/1/2020 - 12/31/2020Monday - Sunday:09:30 AM - 05:00 PM

    Early Bird incl. funicular
    4/16/2019 - 9/30/2019Monday - Sunday:09:00 AM - 10:00 AM

    10/1/2019 - 12/31/2019Monday - Sunday:09:30 AM - 05:00 PM

    4/16/2020 - 9/30/2020Monday - Sunday:09:00 AM - 10:00 AM

    10/1/2020 - 12/31/2020Monday - Sunday:09:30 AM - 05:00 PM
    • Travel up and down on the funicular
    • Prince’s Chambers
    • Magic Theater
    • Tour with audio guide
    • Castle museum, Rainer Regiment museum, puppet museum
    • Alm passage exhibition
    • Entry/Admission - Fortress Hohensalzburg
    • Guide
    • Food and drinks
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Open all year round
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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    Reviewed yesterday

    Bought the early bird package on line. Clear and easy enough. Early bird package is for arrival before 1000am. Not only saves a bit of money but getting there earlier avoids the crowds. There are several exhibit areas with pretty good explanations that can be...More

    Date of experience: October 2019
    Thank theswissmister
    Reviewed 5 days ago

    I headed past the giant Mozart Ball [the golden one with the man on top] and headed up a narrow path towards the funicular sign hanging outside the entrance. For a basic ticket not including a tour of the museum it was E12.90, for the...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank Swelltraveller67
    Reviewed 6 days ago

    The reason that this is not 5 stars is because the chop the castle up in sections to be able to charge more. The real burn here is that the Salzburg Tourism Card will not get you into the more ornate residential section even though...More

    Date of experience: October 2019
    Thank Peregrin8or
    Reviewed 6 days ago

    I wish the castle was more open for just wandering through the inside areas, but the castle and the museum inside was very cool

    Date of experience: October 2019
    Thank bfinleyrad
    Reviewed 1 week ago

    We did this on our last day in the city, and were not disappointed! We took the funicular, and mostly just took advantage of the beautiful, sunny weather, did not fully explore the fortress. We enjoyed the restaurant (lunch & drinks), and was a relaxing...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank Cara Y
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    Janice B
    10 May 2019|
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    Response from UrbanNomadTraveler | Reviewed this property |
    You can go at any time during the operating hours. That’s what we think. Try to buy the tickets including the state room and do the audio tour which really helps and gives you access to a special area .
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    • Fortress Hohensalzburg
    • Duration: 1h
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