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Hohensalzburg Fortress


Salzburg | Salzburg und Umgebung | Salzburgerland
Mönchsberg 34, AT-5020, Salzburg
Telephone: +43662 842430-11
Fax: +43662 842430-20
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Description

The History of Hohensalzburg Fortress

In the year 1077, archbishop Gebhard had the fortress built and thus changed the Salzburg skyline forever. In the years which followed, his successors drove ongoing development of the fortress architecture. The complex acquired the appearance we recognize today under archbishop Leonhard von Keutschach in 1500. The original purpose of the fortress was to protect the principality and the archbishops from hostile attacks. In all of these years, it has never been captured by foreign troops.

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. The furnishings in all of these rooms are original and have remained unchanged since 1501/1502. 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. A Magical Theater and modern media stations add an innovative touch to the experience!

Visiting the Fortress

The fortress is open year-round. Since 1892, not only can it be reached on foot, but also by means of the Fortress Funicular, which is located in the Festungsgasse.

Our tips:

  • Every Sunday at 11:45 in the morning, a fanfare is performed from the Trumpeter’s Tower. The sounds of melodies and festive music performed at the fortress can frequently be heard all the way down in the historical district.
  • Furthermore, this over 900-year-old fortress is the venue for the famous Salzburg Fortress Concerts.

Further information

Price information

Basic ticket

Incl. ascent and descent by Fortress funicular
Guided tour with audio guide, Fortress Museum, Rainer Regiment Museum, Marionette Museum, Alm passage exhibition, Arsenal exhibition.
Adults € 12.90
Children (6-14 years) € 7.40 / June-September 2020: children free
Families € 28.60
People with disabilities greater than 50% € 11.90 
Groups (of 10 adults or more) per person € 11.90
Groups (of 10 children/youths or more 6-19 years) per person € 6.80
SalzburgCard: one-time free admission and quick access.
TIP! Entrance before 11 am includes access to state rooms free of charge

Footpath
Only available at the “Sperrbogen” (entrance gate to the fortress grounds)
Entrance courtyards and observation tower (with audio guide), ride down on the funicular included
Adults € 10.00
Children (6-14 years) € 5.70 / June-September 2020: children free
Families € 22.20
Groups (of 10 adults or more) per person € 9.20
Groups (of 10 children/youths or more 6-19 years) per person € 5.20
 

All-inclusive ticket

Incl. ascent and descent by Fortress funicular
Princes’ Apartments in the main castle and the Magic Theater, guided tour with audio guide, Fortress Museum, Rainer Regiment Museum, Marionette Museum, Alm passage exhibition, Arsenal exhibition.
Adults € 16.30
Children (6-14 years) € 9.30 / June-September 2020: children free
Families € 36.20
Visitors with a disability rating of ≥50% (on presentation of a disabled pass) and an accompanying person € 15.00
Groups (of 10 adults or more) per person € 15.00
Groups (of 10 children/youths or more 6-19 years) per person € 8.60

Footpath
Only available at the “Sperrbogen” (entrance gate to the fortress grounds)
Entrance courtyards and observation tower (with audio guide), ride down on the funicular included.
Adults € 12.40
Children (6-14 years) € 7.10 / June-September 2020: children free
Families € 27.50
Groups (of 10 adults or more) per person € 11.40
Groups (of 10 children/youths or more 6-19 years) per person € 6.50


Panorama Ticket

May–September: 8:30 am-10 am and 6 pm-8 pm; October–April: 4 pm-5 pm
Entrance courtyards and observation tower (with audio guide)

Incl. ascent and descent by Fortress funicular
Adults € 11.00
Children (6-14 years) € 6.30 / June-September 2020: children free
Families € 24.40
People with disabilities greater than 50% € 10.20
Groups (of 10 adults or more) € 10.20
Groups (of 10 children/youths or more 6-19 years) € 5.80

Footpath
Only available at the “Sperrbogen” (entrance gate to the fortress grounds)
Ride down on the funicular or with Mönchsberglift included
Adults € 8.50
Children (6-14 years) € 4.90 / June-September 2020: children free
Families € 18.90
Groups (of 10 adults or more) per person € 7.80
Groups (of 10 children/youths or more 6-19 years) per person € 4.50


Reduced online tickets available at https://www.salzburg-burgen.at/en/hohensalzburg-castle/plan-visit/tickets/

(Status: 8/2020)


Opening times

Information

January-April*: 9.30 am-5 pm
May-September: 9 am-8 pm (museums close at 7 pm)
October-December*: 9.30 am-5 pm
*Easter and Advent weekends: 9.30 am-6 pm
Dec. 24: 9.30 am-2 pm (last admission 2 pm)

Guided tour of the interior and look-out tower with audio guide.
Guided tours for groups (10 persons or more) by prior arrangement (2-3 weeks in advance).

Dogs only allowed outside, guide dogs everywhere.

(Status: 6/2020)



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Best of Mozart Fortress Concert
Festung Hohensalzburg, Mönchsberg 34 | Salzburg | Salzburg und Umgebung | Salzburg...
Mönchsberg 34, AT-5020, Salzburg
Fri, Oct 23, 2020 - more dates
20:00
Konzertreihen | Salzburger Festungskonzerte
Music (classical)

Tower brass concert
Festung Hohensalzburg, Trompeterturm | Salzburg | Salzburg und Umgebung | Salzburg...
Sun, Oct 25, 2020 - more dates
11:45
Music (music for brass instruments)

Guided Tour
Festung Hohensalzburg | Salzburg | Salzburg und Umgebung | Salzburgerland
Mönchsberg 34, AT-5020, Salzburg
Fri, Nov 6, 2020 - more dates
15:00
Excursions / trips / tours (Museumsführung)

Best of Mozart Fortress Concert - Advent Concerts
Festung Hohensalzburg, Mönchsberg 34 | Salzburg | Salzburg und Umgebung | Salzburg...
Mönchsberg 34, AT-5020, Salzburg
Fri, Nov 27, 2020 - more dates
20:00
Konzertreihen | Salzburger Festungskonzerte | Adventveranstaltung
Music (classical) | Advent/Christmas/New Year's (advent concerts)

Advent Market at the Fortress
Festung Hohensalzburg, Burghof | Salzburg | Salzburg und Umgebung | Salzburgerland
Mönchsberg 34, AT-5020, Salzburg
Fri, Nov 27, 2020 - more dates
11:00
Adventveranstaltung | Kinderveranstaltung | Weihnachtsmärkte | SalzburgerLand Special
Advent/Christmas/New Year's (advent/Christmas market)

Best of Mozart Fortress Concert - Christmas Concert
Festung Hohensalzburg, Mönchsberg 34 | Salzburg | Salzburg und Umgebung | Salzburg...
Mönchsberg 34, AT-5020, Salzburg
Thu, Dec 24, 2020
15:00
Konzertreihen | Salzburger Festungskonzerte | Adventveranstaltung
Music (classical) | Advent/Christmas/New Year's (advent concerts)

Best of Mozart Fortress Concert - Christmas Concert
Festung Hohensalzburg, Mönchsberg 34 | Salzburg | Salzburg und Umgebung | Salzburg...
Mönchsberg 34, AT-5020, Salzburg
Fri, Dec 25, 2020
11:30
Konzertreihen | Salzburger Festungskonzerte | Adventveranstaltung
Music (classical) | Advent/Christmas/New Year's (advent concerts)

Best of Mozart Fortress Concert - Christmas Concert
Festung Hohensalzburg, Mönchsberg 34 | Salzburg | Salzburg und Umgebung | Salzburg...
Mönchsberg 34, AT-5020, Salzburg
Fri, Dec 25, 2020
17:00 | 19:00
Konzertreihen | Salzburger Festungskonzerte | Adventveranstaltung
Music (classical) | Advent/Christmas/New Year's (advent concerts)

Best of Mozart Fortress Concert - New Year's Eve Gala
Festung Hohensalzburg, Mönchsberg 34 | Salzburg | Salzburg und Umgebung | Salzburg...
Mönchsberg 34, AT-5020, Salzburg
Thu, Dec 31, 2020
17:00
Konzertreihen | Salzburger Festungskonzerte | Silvesterveranstaltung
Music (classical)

Best of Mozart Fortress Concert - New Year's Eve Gala
Festung Hohensalzburg, Mönchsberg 34 | Salzburg | Salzburg und Umgebung | Salzburg...
Mönchsberg 34, AT-5020, Salzburg
Thu, Dec 31, 2020
20:00
Konzertreihen | Salzburger Festungskonzerte | Silvesterveranstaltung
Music (classical)

Best of Mozart Fortress Concert - New Year's Eve Gala
Festung Hohensalzburg, Mönchsberg 34 | Salzburg | Salzburg und Umgebung | Salzburg...
Mönchsberg 34, AT-5020, Salzburg
Thu, Dec 31, 2020
19:30
Konzertreihen | Salzburger Festungskonzerte | Silvesterveranstaltung
Music (classical)

Best of Mozart Fortress Concert - New Year's Eve Gala
Festung Hohensalzburg, Mönchsberg 34 | Salzburg | Salzburg und Umgebung | Salzburg...
Mönchsberg 34, AT-5020, Salzburg
Thu, Dec 31, 2020
22:00
Konzertreihen | Salzburger Festungskonzerte | Silvesterveranstaltung
Music (classical)

Best of Mozart Fortress Concert - New Year's Concert
Festung Hohensalzburg, Mönchsberg 34 | Salzburg | Salzburg und Umgebung | Salzburg...
Mönchsberg 34, AT-5020, Salzburg
Fri, Jan 1, 2021
20:00
Konzertreihen | Salzburger Festungskonzerte | Silvesterveranstaltung
Music (classical)


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