Fortress Hohensalzburg

The monument Fortress Hohensalzburg of over 900 years is the symbol of the city and one of the largest existing 11th century fortresses in Europe. The construction begun in 1077 under Archbishop Gebhard. Up to the 17th century it was constantly being enlarged and fortified with towers, bastions, walls and entrenchments. The history of the fortress seems to be full of legends and myths. 

The highlights include the awesome regency as well as the great 360° panorama view at the 'Reckturm' watchtower and the fantastic and magnificent atmosphere generated at the numerous fortress concerts. Also, there is the torture chamber, the illuminated lower church and the fortress museum.

Opening times:

January to April and October to December  9.30 a.m. - 5.00* p.m.
May to September 9.00 a.m. - 7.00* p.m. 
Advent weeks and Easter9.30 a.m. - 6.00 p.m.
* Letzter Einlass 30 Minuten zuvor.