From nearly everywhere in Salzburg you can see the city's major landmark, its castle. The first building was erected in ... More
Fortress Hohensalzburg (Festung Hohensalzburg)
From nearly everywhere in Salzburg you can see the city's major landmark, its castle. The first building was erected in 1077 during a conflict between the Pope and the Emperor. It's one of the best preserved castles of its size in Central Europe. Inside the building you'll find two museums; the Puppet Museum and the other being the Fortress Museum. Although there is an inclined elevator, it is recommended to take the 20-minute walk up to the castle. The wonderful views of Salzburg are worth the trek and extra time spent. Adult admission is 10.50 EU.
I visited the "Fortress" at dusk in October. It was beautiful!! Yo an see all of the city and the history is amazing. You can take a trolley ride thats about 30 seconds long right to the top for a little under 4euro. Very beautiful!
Do not leave Salzburg before visiting the Fortress!! - There is so much to do and see it would be a shame to miss it. You can walk up or get the funicular. There is lots of tours and museums to visit aswell as the the tour of the fortress itself, including the marionette museum. There is spectacular views over the city and great photo opportunities!! The restaurant up at the fortress offers good food and at reasonable prices too. They do everything - sandwiches, soups, main meals and delicious apple strudel!! - If you are lucky you will get a window seat. Nice relaxing atmosphere.
The people are immensely friendly; we were there during the attacks on 9/11 and we couldn't have asked for better treatment from the people at our hotel as well as everywhere we went. Would definitely recommend the Hotel Bristol.
Just an absolutely beautiful place that is easy to get around because of the public transportation. Lots of beautiful castles/fortresses to see. There is a string quartet that plays at Mirabel Schloss that is a beautiful thing to behold.
And Austria's own Zweigelt wine...is the best. You must visit Salzburg and other parts of Austria as well!
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