Hohensalzburg Fortress is a fortress in the Austrian city of Salzburg. The fortress originates from the 10th century when it was ordered by the Prince-Archbishops of Salzburg. In the following centuries, the fortress was expanded to become one of the largest in Europe with a length of 250 metres and a width of 150 metres. During its years the fortress has only ever come under siege once. The fortress in the past has been used as a prison, barracks and a storage depot. It is now used as a tourist attraction where people can tour the fortresses grand rooms and get information on its history.
The fortress sits atop the Festungsberg hill in the city. By bus, take the FEB bus which stops right by the fortress. The fortress is within walking distance of most of Salzburg's other sights but you can get the funicular from the bottom of the hill if walking is not for you.
Opening Times and Admission
The fortress is open to visitors daily, 9.30am-5pm. Admission to the fortress costs 9.80 euros for adults and 5.60 euros for concessions.