Festung Hohensalzburg

The fortress Hohensalzburg is a fortification high above Salzburg, Austria. It is the town’s landmark located on the Festungsberg and Europes biggest fortification from the 11th century and Austrias most visited tourist sight outside of Wien. The first building dates back to the year 1077 CE and the fortress then has been continuously extended.

Today you can explore the outer parts of the fortress without a guided tour. Only if you want to see the interior parts like the towers, torture chamber and storage rooms, you’ll have to join a group. The views from up here are really nice and the reason why it is still standing is easy: it was handed over to the forces of Napoleon without fight. Therefore it wasn’t destroyed by the intruders and is very well preserved.

Festung Hohensalzburg
Mönchsberg 34
5020 Salzburg


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