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Fortress Hohensalzburg

Stronghold · Salzburg and surroundings · 539 m
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  • Verschneite Stadt Salzburg mit der Festung Hohensalzburg
    Verschneite Stadt Salzburg mit der Festung Hohensalzburg
    Photo: Patrick Langwallner, SalzburgerLand Tourismus
Landmarks in the Heart of Mozart's city - Hohensalzburg Fortress is enthroned on the Festungsberg, high above the rooftops of the Baroque historical district.
Fortress Hohensalzburg is a real eye-catcher, high above the Baroque towers of the city. The castle remains a visible landmark to this day and is an unmistakable feature of Salzburg's world-famous skyline. From afar, the mighty walls begin to reveal the history visitors experience at first hand within these sturdy defences.

The Museums of Hohensalzburg Fortress
Highlights include the fortress’s many museums: The Fortress Museum itself shows historical exhibits focused on courtly life led by the prince archbishops. The Marionette Museum, the Altes Zeughaus as well as the Museum of the Rainer Regiment likewise invite visitors to embark on a journey into the past. Also located on the third floor of the fortress are the Princes’ Chambers, consisting of the Princes’ Hall, the Golden Chamber and the Golden Hall. Particularly impressive: a simulation of the night sky, consisting of gold stars on an azure and royal-blue background as well as the tile stove in the Golden Chamber.

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Update: November 29, 2022

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Salzburg Verkehr (Bus & Train)

Arrival from the train station
Salzburg’s main railway station is only about 20 minutes’ walk from Salzburg’s old town. The trolleybus (O-Bus) lines 1, 25, 3, 5 and 6 go from the main station directly to Salzburg city center. Get off at the bus stop Rathaus (Town Hall) or Ferdinand-Hanusch-Platz (Ferdinand-Hanusch Square). By walking along the Getreidegasse and across Alter Markt Square, Residenzplatz, Domplatz and Kapitelplatz you can reach the Festungsgasse (Castle Street) in about five minutes.


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47.795053, 13.047616
47°47'42.2"N 13°02'51.4"E
33T 353787 5295367
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