A warm welcome awaiting 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-archbishops guided the fortunes of this land. Today, the fortress invites you on an exciting and entertaining journey back through time and the history of Salzburg.
The panoramic tour
Discover Hohensalzburg Fortress on your own: the highlights of the interactive tour include a large model of the Old Town made of salt and an ingenious horn mechanism that visitors can use to produce the sounds of the Salzburg Bull themselves. The panoramic tour is further enriched by lovingly designed mechanical peep-boxes where children can playfully immerse themselves in the history of the building and the legends of Salzburg.
The Princes' Chambers
The magnificent princely chambers 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 man who conceived it, Leonhard von Keutschach. An experience for all the 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 Salzburger Land.
Info & Facts
All info & facts
Highlights for families
- Children's birthday parties at the fortress
- Family-friendly guided tours
- Fortress games: New family offer from summer 2023
Offers for groups
- Individualized modular tours for groups of 10 people or more
- Group tours can be combined with dining opportunities
- 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 funicular. The footpath to the fortress is not barrier-free due to the steepness. Please note that there are many steps and inclines inside the fortress, which make accessibility difficult. The panorama terrace and the bastion in the area of the top station of the funicular 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 do not provide barrier-free accessibility.
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. if you haven't been to the fortress, you SIMPLY 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 by means of the fortress funicular or on foot (approx. 30 minutes). Use one of the parking areas near the city center.