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Salzburg: Hohensalzburg Fortress Admission Ticket

1. Salzburg: Hohensalzburg Fortress Admission Ticket

Your visit to Salzburg Fortress starts with either a beautiful 20-30 minute walk or a quick and comfortable ride on Austria's oldest funicular (depending on tour option selected). Today you will find an ultra modern rail system instead of the original funicular, which was powered by water and transported people up and down the hill as early as 1892. Upon arrival at the top of the hill, experience a unique view over the Archbishop's city and the breathtaking landscape of Salzburg's mountains. Soak up the scenery, take photos, then continue with your visit to the medieval fortification complex, representing 900 years of building history. During your self-guided visit, explore all different parts of the castle and see why it was unconquered for more than 1000 years. Interact with models showing the various types of attack and defense practiced in a medieval fortress. Enjoy another highlight when you visit the Prince's Chambers, which ranks among the best-preserved secular buildings of the Gothic period. While walking through the complex, you'll always identify new views over the city and find many hidden corners of the castle just waiting to be discovered.

Salzburg: Yellow Line Hop-on Hop-off City Tour

2. Salzburg: Yellow Line Hop-on Hop-off City Tour

See all the important sights of Salzburg on a flexible 24-hour or 48-hour hop-on and hop-off bus tour. Travel in luxurious, air-conditioned coaches and enjoy an informative audio commentary in 13 languages, with a complimentary headset for each seat. Get to know the city in an hour by taking a non-stop tour, or hop off at any of 12 stops to discover Salzburg's attractions at your own pace. The tour loop starts at Mirabellplatz 2, next to Mirabell Gardens and University Mozarteum, and you can stop off at any of the following designated stops: • Mirabellplatz/Mozarteum • Mozartsteg/Rudolfskai • Mozartsteg/Imbergstraße • Hanusch-Platz • Herbert-von-Karajan-Platz • Schloss Leopoldskron • Hellbrunn Palace • Kleingmain/Gwandhaus • Nonntal • Mozartsteg/Imbergstraße • Mirabellplatz/St. Andrä • Salzburg Main Station

Salzburg: Salzach Cruise & Dinner at Hohesalzburg Fortress

3. Salzburg: Salzach Cruise & Dinner at Hohesalzburg Fortress

Discover the highlights of Salzburg's old city with a river cruise along the River Salzach. Enjoy the views of the city onboard a specially-designed boat with large windows allowing for fantastic panoramic vistas. See the breathtaking silhouette of the city, admire the exclusive villas in the southern areas of Salzburg, and admire the picturesque landscape along the riverbanks. See peaks of the Hagen and Tennen mountains in the distance. After the cruise, enjoy a VIP Dinner at The Fortress with an original "Salzburger Nockerl" for dessert. Benefit from cable car transportation up to the fortress where you can enjoy your VIP dinner on the panoramic terrace, weather permitting. Menu: Starter: • Beef broth with dumplings Main Course • Braised beef cheek on truffled mashed potatoes with seasonal vegetablesor • Roasted Salzburg Gold Trout in almond butter with rosemary potatoes Dessert • Original Salzburger Nockerl - Fluffy egg soufflé with vanilla cream and berries

Salzburg: Old Town Highlights Private Walking Tour

4. Salzburg: Old Town Highlights Private Walking Tour

Learn the facts and legends of picturesque Salzburg city on a 2-hour private walking tour. Pass by Mirabell Palace, a complex of historic residence built by prince-archbishop Wolf Dietrich with baroque gardens. Also, visit St. Andrew Parish Church and Mozart's Residence. Then discover Medieval tenements and the Rathaus building. Walk along the famous Getreidegasse street and spot Mozart’s Birthplace. Finally, enjoy a great atmosphere at the University Square and marvel at the amazing Kollegienkirche. To explore even more, choose the 3-hour option and visit also St. Peter's Abbey. This medieval monastery has served as the home to monks for over 1,000 years. The church and the abbey have been the spiritual heart of Salzburg. You can take the 4-hour tour and stroll down to reach the magnificent Salzburg Cathedral. The twin spires top this baroque-style 17th-century Cathedral, with a museum housing its sacred treasures. Get inside and see an amazing sculpture ceiling, organs, and great chapels. In the 6-hour version, also visit Hohensalzburg Fortress. Take in absolutely amazing views on top and explore the Main Castle. Inside you will see Princes’ Apartments, the Magic Theater, and the Fortress Museum.

Munich: Day Trip to Salzburg Private Guided Tour

5. Munich: Day Trip to Salzburg Private Guided Tour

Add a touch of adventure to your stay in Munich with this guided trip to Salzburg, known as the most inspiring city in Austria. Discover its must-see sights and hidden gems while learning about important events and personalities that have shaped Austrian-German history and culture. This guided tour begins with pickup directly from your accommodation in Munich. Depending on the tour option you choose, your private guide will accompany you on the car journey so you can listen to commentary on the way, or you'll meet your guide upon arrival in Salzburg. Sit back and relax on the drive through the picturesque mountain landscapes along the German-Austrian border. In Salzburg, embark on a walking tour of the historic old town and its highlights. Start with a visit to the gardens of the Mirabell Palace, where the song “Do Re Mi” and the final scene of "The Sound of Music" were shot. Salzburg is famously known as the birthplace of Wolfgang A. Mozart, and you'll find many places related to this Austrian composer on the tour, such as his former residence and the tenement house where he was born. There will also be many historical and religious landmarks along the way, such as the Old Town Hall, Collegiate Church, and DomQuartier. Admire the grand Salzburg Cathedral and hear the legends about the Fortress Hohensalzburg. The final must-see sight of the tour is St. Peter’s Abbey, built in the 7th century. Before the end of your visit, there will be free time to do souvenir shopping or grab lunch in the city before going back to Munich. Lunch can be arranged the day of your trip for a surcharge.

Combo Ticket: Grand City Tour and 24-Hour Salzburg Card

6. Combo Ticket: Grand City Tour and 24-Hour Salzburg Card

For centuries, Prince Archbishops represented the worldly and clerical power of this independent principality. Impressive monuments still bear witness to their rein. Renowned architects and artists worked through the centuries to create architectural masterpieces. Get to know Salzburg with it's Gothic, Renaissance, and Baroque elements. After the informative 1.5-hour extended bus tour throughout Salzburg, use the included Salzburg 24h Card with free admission to all the major city sights (for example: Salzburg Cathedral, Fortress Hohensalzburg, Mirabell Palace, Getreidegasse or Mozarts Birth House) and free public bus transportation within the city limits to experience all the city has to offer. You can also ride the funicular up to explore one of the oldest fortresses in Europe - Fortress Hohensalzburg. Tip: All participants on this tour will have the opportunity to visit the famous Hellbrunn Water Trick Fountains (open April till October) right after the tour. The bus ride back to Salzburg is included with the Salzburg Card. The Salzburg Card also includes the Fortress Hohensalzburg – a free ride on the funicular, entrance fee, as well as access to all museums.

Salzburg: City and Surroundings Bike Tour

7. Salzburg: City and Surroundings Bike Tour

Begin your journey of discovery of the magical surroundings of Salzburg, in Mozartplatz. From there, ride across Residenzplatz, Domplatz to the Festspielhaus, and further to the Salzach. See one of the most beautiful views of the old town on the Müllner Steg bridge. Then, enjoy the view over the Mirabell Garden to the Festung Hohensalzburg, a well-known but always impressive sight.  After a longer ride along the Salzach River, cross the river to Nonntal and stop to view an 8th-century female convent Nonnberg Abbey. On small side streets and cycle paths, head to Hellbrunner Allee and Hellbrunn Palace. A shady path with old trees goes for 2.8 kilometers past stately homes such as the impressive Schloss Freisaal and Schloss Fronburg. Make a short stop in the park at Hellbrunn Palace to refresh your feet in the Kneipp pool. Marvel at the modern art in the park and enjoy the 400-year-old complex with the beautiful palace and colorful flowers. Continue your ride and pass various residential districts with views of the Untersberg to the Leopoldskron Palace. Overlooking the Untersberg, the path leads to Schloss Leopoldskron. After cycling around a little lake, discover great photograph opportunities. The 200-year-old estate, now known as a Schloss Hotel, has been a film location for different movies and has a long interesting history.  Discover beautiful homes and gardens next to the Almkanal, a little canal with turquoise water from the Königssee. Travel over a small hill back to the city and Mozart Square. Treat yourself to your last look to the Alps, the Untersberg mountain, and find a spectacular view over the old town to Mirabellgarden and Kapuzinerberg. 

Salzburg: Skip-the-line Hohensalzburg Fortress Tour

8. Salzburg: Skip-the-line Hohensalzburg Fortress Tour

Explore 1,000 years of history in Hohensalzburg Fortress with an experienced guide. Marvel at the stunning Royal Apartments, see the impressive Golden Hall, and get a panoramic view from the top of the Fortress. Begin your tour of this ancient fortress outside the imposing structure. Snap photos as your guide explains its interesting history. Follow your guide into the massive complex, and enter the beautiful Royal Apartments, built to impress guests and demonstrate power. Continue to the Golden Hall, designed for grand ceremonies and royal parties. Look up to see the beautiful blue wooden ceiling, whose golden joists and buttons give the impression of a starry night sky. In the Arsenal, wonder at the collection of medieval weapons, including rapiers, broadswords, and halberds. Explore the Granary, Bastions, and bedrooms, getting an insider's view into the life of medieval nobility. Finish your tour of the Fortress with a breathtaking funicular ride to the top. Enjoy a 360-degree view of Salzburg, and spot the major sights with the help of your guide. After you've soaked in the view, continue your tour through the Old Town. Discover the magnificent Salzburg Cathedral, Mozartplatz, and marvel at the outstanding Franciscan Church and Collegian Church. Stroll along famous Getreidegasse, Mozart's favorite walking street, and see his birthplace. End your tour of Salzburg with the beautiful facades of the Rathaus and University.

Vienna: Melk Abbey and Salzburg Trip with Private Transfer

9. Vienna: Melk Abbey and Salzburg Trip with Private Transfer

Drive through Lower Austria and enjoy local beautiful scenery during a full-day trip. Visit Melk Abbey and Salzburg with the comfort of a private transfer. Be picked up at your accommodation in Vienna and follow the Danube River into the countryside filled with dense woodlands and rolling vineyards. Admire stunning landscapes to reach the famous Melk Abbey. Melk Abbey, located on the top of a hill, is an impressive Baroque abbey. Walk around and explore its park. Marvel at the abbey's exceptional architecture from the outside and step inside where your guide will lead you through the abbey museum, the Marble Hall, balcony, library, and church. Enjoy free time on the abbey's grounds before driving to Salzburg. Explore Salzburg, known as Mozart’s birthplace and the town of music. In Salzburg, two options are available to meet your needs. You can choose to sightsee on your own or choose to tour the city with a guide for a better understanding of local history and sites. In the second option, the guide will join you in Salzburg and lead you through multiple highlights such as the UNESCO-protected old town, Salzburg Cathedral, the fortress, and “The Sound of Music” filming locations. After spending time in Salzburg, enjoy a relaxing drive back to your accommodation in Vienna.

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What people are saying about Hohensalzburg Fortress

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 6 reviews

Great tour to learn about the city in a short amount of time, especially for the first time travelers. Our guide was Maroine, a very pleasant company, who told us lots of interesting details, without being boring. I highly recommend the tour.

Our 4 children and we parents were enthusiastic about the variety, the beautiful castle, the mountain railway, the view, etc. and that you could visit everything with this ticket.

Trip to the castle was nice. Amazingly extensive. The train ride was very quick, on the way back we took the footpath down.

The first round is the best way to get to know the city in general and to get an overview.

perfect but u should to take the tickets from.the cash