Salzburg: Hohensalzburg Fortress Entrance Ticket


Get a panoramic view of the surrounding mountains and the city. The easiest and fastest way to get to Salzburg’s famous sights is by ferry.

Depending on the type of tour you choose, your visit to Salzburg Castle begins with a 20-30 minute stroll or a quick and easy tour of Austria’s oldest amusement park. In 1892, the original water-powered ferry that began ferrying passengers up and down the hill was now replaced by a highly developed train system.


  • Take in the stunning 360-degree view of Salzburg and the surrounding area.
  • Explore the castle and travel back to the Middle Ages with the help of audiovisual exhibits.
  • Use interactive models to practice many of the attack and defense strategies used in medieval castles.
  • Explore the Princely Palaces, one of Europe’s best-preserved secular Gothic buildings.
  • If you choose this option, you can go up and down Austria’s oldest funicular.


  • Prince's Chambers
  • Panorama tour
  • Magic Theater
  • Castle Museum
  • A ride up and down on the funicular (if one of the funicular options selected)
  • Food and drinks
  • Live tour guide

Tour Plan

What to expect

Reach the top of the hill for a unique view of the highlands of Salzburg and the archbishopric city. After taking in the surroundings, head to the medieval castle complex and its 900-year-old architectural heritage.

Explore the castle on a self-guided tour to find out why it has remained untouched for almost a millennium. Play with models that show the different ways medieval fortresses can attack and defend themselves.

See the Princely Palaces, one of the best-preserved secular buildings from the Gothic period. In the challenging tour, you will see new parts of the city and other hidden parts of the castle just waiting to be discovered.

Meeting point

Meeting point may vary depending on the option booked

Fortress Entry Ticket with Anytime Roundtrip Funicular Ride

  • FestungsBahn Cable Railway to the Fortress

Fortress Entry Ticket with Funicular Ride Down

  • Hohensalzburg Fortress
Additional Info
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Know before you go

  • Please note that the funicular ride is only included with the respective options
  • Voucher must be redeemed for a ticket at the cashier desk
Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation

  • Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund


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