A warm welcome This awaits you at Hohensalzburg Fortress
Some people say that if you haven't visited Hohensalzburg Fortress, you haven't seen Salzburg. After all, the more than 1,000-year-old castle complex is not without reason considered the landmark of the city of Mozart. Once, behind its proud walls, the mighty prince archbishop guided the destiny of the country. Today, the fortress invites you on an exciting and entertaining journey through time into Salzburg's history.
The panoramic tour
Discover Hohensalzburg Fortress on your own: the highlights of the interactive tour include a large 3D salt model of the Old Town and an ingenious horn mechanism that visitors can use to make the melodies of the Salzburg Bull sound themselves. The panoramic tour is complemented by lovingly designed mechanical peep-boxes where children can playfully immerse themselves in the history of the building and the Salzburg legends.
The Prince’s Chambers
The magnificent princely chamber of the fortress are among the most beautiful late Gothic secular rooms in Europe. In the lovingly designed Magic Theater, you will take a fascinating journey through time in the footsteps of the builder Leonhard von Keutschach. An experience for all senses!
What a view: From the mighty bastions of the fortress, the view sweeps over the baroque splendor of Salzburg, the city of Mozart, and reaches as far as the mountains of the Salzburger Land.
Info & Facts
All info & facts
Highlights for families
- Children's birthday party at the fortress
- Family friendly guided tours
- Fortress games: New family offer from summer 2023
Offers for groups
- Individual modular tours for groups of 10 people or more
- Group tours can be combined with gastronomic offer
- Special tours: Family tours, evening tours and barrier-free tours.
- Festungsjedermann: Theater in the castle courtyard in July & August.
- Medieval Festival: Family festival in September with traditional crafts, fencing demonstrations, a colorful children's program and much more.
- Atmospheric Advent market: On all Advent weekends.
- Salzburg Fortress Concerts: daily, tickets at www.mozartfestival.at.
phone: +43 662 844975, www.ritteressen-salzburg.at
- »Restaurant at Hohensalzburg Fortress«
phone: +43 662 825858-50, www.festungsrestaurant.at
Accessibility & important information for your visit
Barrier-free access to Hohensalzburg Fortress is possible via the fortress railway. The footpath to the fortress is not barrier-free due to the steepness. Please note that there are many steps and inclines in the fortress, which make accessibility difficult. The panorama terrace and the bastion in the area of the mountain station are freely accessible. An elevator in the bell tower gives you access to the castle courtyard, the exhibition in the armory, the tavern, the Kuenburgbastei and the Marionette Museum. The inner areas of the fortress are not barrier-free accessible.
The Hohensalzburg Fortress draws everyone's attention from afar, rewarding its visitors with a magnificent view of the heart of the world-famous baroque city and the fantastic mountains around Salzburg. It's actually easy to explain: if you haven't been to the fortress, you haven't been to Salzburg.
Mönchsberg 34, A-5020 Salzburg
phone +43 662 842430
fax +43 662 842430-22
Visitors can reach the fortress via the old town either with the fortress railway or on foot (approx. 30 minutes). Use one of the parking spaces near the center.