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Address: Moenchsberg 34, Salzburg 5020, Austria
Phone Number: 43-662-84243011
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This amazing 11th-century castle overlooks Salzburg from a hill on the...

This amazing 11th-century castle overlooks Salzburg from a hill on the outskirts of the city.

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A little confusing to find the entrance for the funicular (the tram up the side of the mountain) due to the Christmas Markets and big crowds, but it was well worth the visit. We... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

A little confusing to find the entrance for the funicular (the tram up the side of the mountain) due to the Christmas Markets and big crowds, but it was well worth the visit. We paid 15€ for the ticket for the funicular and entrance to the Fortress. Admittedly we spent more time looking at the view out onto Salzburg, it... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We arrived at the fortress early which was a good move as we were able to enjoy the Christmas market stalls and a glass of beer before heading to the restaurant for dinner where we had booked the VIP package for two of us, dinner then concert.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice fort with amazing city view!! We bought tickets for all the rooms with festungbahn transport! (15€)

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Loved this place - if enjoy history like me this is a must see. Such an imposing location perched over historic Salzburg and it has a fascinating museum. Brilliant vantage points all around providing views over Salzburg and the Alps. During the Christmas period it has a lovely Christmas market. It is a reasonably priced great place to attend (about... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Visited here on the last day of our visit to Salzburg. Sadly the weather wasnt too good so the views from the fortress were not so good. The funicular railway was fantastic and the food in the restaurant in the castle was also good. The museums were very interesting. It is worth having a Salzburg Visitors Card which gets you... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We went up by a funicar. It seemd so hard to climb the stairs. The funicular ride is pretty expensive in Christmas time, but it is two ways ride. On the Fortress we enjoyed beautiful views although it was not a sunny day. We didn t went to see a museum, but walked around and admired. If you re fit-... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Well worth the visit. Pay the minimal additional fee for the state rooms. They are extraordinary. The Salzburg card is definitely worth it.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Didn't go inside the fortress but climber up to the gates and the view was incredible. Would definitely recommend walking up instead of taking the funicular...not very hard or steep!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We took the funicular up to the top and were surrounded by spectacular views across the whole of Salzburg. Lovely old fortress in excellent condition. Nice café/restaurant where you can have a drink or a full meal.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you are constrained by time, this is one stop you must make when touring Salzburg. The fortress is over 900 years old, in fabulous condition and can be approached via a quick ride on the funicular from the Altes Stadt. The fort towers over the old city and is no doubt Salzburg's most famous landmark. The views over the... More 

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