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- Hohensalzburg Fortress
- Alt Name:
- Salzburg Fortress
- High Medieval (1000AD–1300AD)
- 1000AD - 1099AD
- Salzburg Cathedral, Salzburg Catacombs,
about Hohensalzburg Fortress
Hohensalzburg Fortress, also known as Hohensalzburg Castle, in Salzburg, Austria, is an incredibly well preserved citadel and one of the largest remaining medieval fortresses in central Europe.
Hohensalzburg was built in 1077 by Gebhard von Helfenstein, also known as Prince Gebhard I of Helffenstein and Archbishop Gebhard, and was later expanded over the centuries, including by Archbishop Leonhard von Keutschach in the sixteenth century.
It is said that Hohensalzburg Fortress has never been captured by enemies; however attempts to take it have also been sparse and of dubious force. As denoted by its name, which literally translates to “High Salzburg Fortress”, Hohensalzburg Fortress sits high atop Salzburg and is an imposing white stone structure with large battlements and turrets.
Inside Hohensalzburg Fortress is the Fortress Museum displaying, amongst other things, a good collection of ancient weaponry, Roman coins, and historic musical instruments. You can also see several state rooms as well as torture chambers. The views from Hohensalzburg Fortress are spectacular and these alone are worth the trip.
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Address: Festung Hohensalzburg, Mönchsberg 34, 5020 Salzburg
Phone: +43 662 842430-11
Hohensalzburg Fortress is accessible via a funicular railway which goes from downtown Salzburg next to St. Peter's Cemetery and runs every 10 minutes. Alternatively, you can walk up the hill to the fortress, a trip which take approximately half an hour and requires a good level of physical fitness.
The Fortress is open daily, 9:30am-5pm (January-April and October), 9am-7pm (May-September), 9:30am-2pm (24 December) and 9:30am-6pm (advent weekends and Easter). Last entry 30 min. before closing. Entry costs €10.50 for adults (€7.40 without funicular) and €6 for children aged 6-14 years (€4.20 without funicular), under 6s go free. Concessions available for families/groups and individual admission is free with a Salzburg Card.
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