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Address: Moenchsberg 34, Salzburg 5020, Austria
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This amazing 11th-century castle overlooks Salzburg from a hill on the...

This amazing 11th-century castle overlooks Salzburg from a hill on the outskirts of the city.

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Right at the old town area you can't miss it, easy paid Access with the funicular or if you fit enough you can just walk over to the top.

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Francis V
Vienna, Austria
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Bologna, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

the view from the fortress is beautiful. On one side you can see the all city and on the other side you can enjoy the view of the Alps, still with snow on the top at the end of april. The entrance ticket is quite expensive and it is not really worth, so save the money

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Vienna, Austria
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Right at the old town area you can't miss it, easy paid Access with the funicular or if you fit enough you can just walk over to the top.

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Wigan, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The trip starts with a short train ride up the mountain to the fortress which is very impressive. Slightly reminiscent of Edinburgh castle. The views are superb in all directions. The lay out of the tour is very good with English versions of the audio explanations of the exhibits. The golden hall is majestic. Worth a couple of hours of... More 

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The Woodlands, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 413 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Worth a visit just for the amazing views of the city and alps. Fortress is like an interactive museum. It was particularly fascinating to see the weapons on display, ranging from ancient cannons to WWII artillery.

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Salt Lake City
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Nice exhibits, well laid out. Views of Salzburg are really wonderful. Hike up is incredibly steep. If unsure take funicular which is included in ticket price. Worth a couple hours.

Thank Michael G
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

In my opinion, it is one of the must visit places in Salzburg. Castle is nice and so as the views from the castel.

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Milan, Italy
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The views from the fortress are to die for! We walked up here just before sunset. The funicular seemed to be closed, even though it said it was supposed to be open, so we made the trek by foot. It really wan't a bad walk up, steep, but not bad at all. The views are SO worth it!

Thank nytobcn
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I enjoyed the view from the top and the self-tour through the museum. There is a place to eat and more to see.

Thank Catimann
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The fortress looks quite incredible and slightly intimidating looming over the city, and is definitely a sight of wonder for people in the town below - so I was quite excited to take a trip up to see the fortress from the inside. I spent about two hours at the fortress, and was a bit underwhelmed but what they had... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Not only is a visit to the fort interesting and educational tacing a part of Salzburg's extensive history but you'll also get a view that takes your breath away. Well qorth doing. E12 per adult for the funicular and basic entry.

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