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Hohensalzburg Fortress
Salzburg Top 1 in Can't Miss Attractions

4.6/5
410 Reviews
Castle
Liked by 3
Recommended Sightseeing Time: 2-3 hours
Address: Mönchsberg 34, 5020 Salzburg, Austria
Phone: +43-662-84243011

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HuoHeng salzburg fort is located in salzburg old monks in the mountains, is the landmark building of the city. The white castle stronghold has a long history, it was founded in 1077, the former archbishop gradually expand and become, it is also one of Europe''s largest medieval castle. Castle with museums, cafes, and is also a good place for overlooking the whole landscape. To visit the fort, there are two ways you can take opened in 1892, the small gear train up the hill, just 1 minute can come to the top of the hill, the little train every interval of 10 minutes.

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  • Alex Steninge J
    Alex Steninge J
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    Nice overview

    This is a must see when in Salzburg. nice place and good exhibition showing the special history and culture of Salzburg (which is a little different from the rest of Austria)

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  • WeakKneeTraveler
    WeakKneeTraveler
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    A Must Visit

    This is a must visit when in Salzburg. You can choose to either climb up or take a tram up. I chose to take a tram up and go by foot on the way down. This was a very well preserved and big fortress an...

    Reviewed on /Date(1609286337000+0800)/
  • visitCR
    visitCR
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    Spend the day at Hohensalzburg

    The tram up is an easy ride and brings you back in time. Plan on spending all day at this attraction. So much history and artwork to see. the tours are informative and the food and drink are very good...

    Reviewed on /Date(1603120113000+0800)/
  • Jekita0
    Jekita0
    Los Angeles
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    So Cool!

    Totally worth it, it is a must do in Salzburg. Do the audio tour because it has a lot of history and they did a great job of showing how the fortress has changed through the years (computer generated...

    Reviewed on /Date(1603065998000+0800)/
  • Rosentb1
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    Highly recommend!

    Easy hike to the top! It looks high, but really isn’t to difficult to make the walk to the top. Absolutely breathtaking views. 10/10, would recommend.

    Reviewed on /Date(1601921063000+0800)/

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Introduction

Located on Monk's Hill in Salzburg Old Town, Hohensalzburg Fortress is an iconic building of the Old Town. First built in 1077 and gradually expanded by successive archbishops, it is a well-preserved fortress in central Europe. There are museums and cafés inside the fortress, and the top of the watchtower overlooking the city provides a great view.
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