Hohensalzburg Fortress - IMLAUER Hotels & Restaurants

Hohensalzburg Fortress

Majestic landmark of the city

The imposing fortress Hohensalzburg was built in 1077 by Archbishop Gebhard and extended by Archbishop Leonhard von Keutschach. Today, it is the largest fully preserved castle in Central Europe. Originally built as a military fortress and temporary residence of the archbishops, the medieval castle later served as a barracks and prison. Even Archbishop Dietrich was held for five years in the dark dungeons until his death. You can learn more about the stories of the fortress Hohensalzburg at one of the guided tours.


High above the rooftops of Salzburg

The Hohensalzburg fortress can be easily reached from the fortress lane by a cable railway. Sporty guests can reach the fortress on foot, the only ten-minute, but steep walk to the fortress is worthwhile. The breathtaking view offered by the fortress will inspire you. As far as Bavaria, the archbishops could see from this fortress, perhaps one of the many reasons why the fortress of Hohensalzburg could never be taken by enemies.


Visit the fortress Hohensalzburg

By the way, you can visit Hohensalzburg fortress throughout the year daily from 9 am to 5 pm, and in the summer months until 7 pm. One adult ticket costs about € 11.50. Children and family tickets are also available. With the Salzburg Card, you have one free visit to the fortress. A tour of the medieval rooms and the castle museum round off an excursion to the fortress.


The fortress Hohensalzburg as a cultural center

Regular events are held at Hohensalzburg Fortress. Usually, once a month, there will be an evening guided tour (please note: registration required!) from 8.00 pm onward. Also the classical fortress concerts impress many visitors


First-class base for your visit to Salzburg

The IMLAUER hotels IMLAUER Hotel Pitter Salzburg and Hotel IMLAUER & Bräu are just a few minutes’ walk from the Hohensalzburg Fortress and opposite the Salzburg Congress House and the beautiful gardens of Mirabell Palace. Make sure you get your elegant room, equipped with all modern extras. Our team is looking forward to meeting you!