Salzburg Fortress - Salzburg

Built in 1077, the Hohensalzburg, or Salzburg fortress is one of the oldest surviving fortresses in Europe. It was originally built by Archbishop Gebhard, and has been expanded significantly since that time. Inside you will find some of the most beautiful examples of Gothic decoration in Austria, including the intricate wooden carvings and decorative paintings and sculptures in the Golden Hall and the Golden Chamber. The motif that you will see most often is that of the beetroot, which was the insignia of one of the important Archbishops that lived here, in fact if you look carefully at the coat of arms you will see that the lion holds a beetroot between its paws. To reach the fortress you can take a ten minute ride on the specially built funicular, or why not take a brisk 30 minute walk to fully appreciate the fantastic views of the city? Once there you can also enjoy the excellent Fortress Museum or the medieval Princes' apartments.


1st of October-30th April 9.30am-5pm. 1st May-30th October 9am-6pm



Address : Mönchsberg 34 5020 Salzburg Austria

Bus : Bus line 5, stop: Petersbrunnstrasse. Bus lines 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, stop: Mozartsteg West

Phone : +43 66284243011

Fax : +43 66284243020

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