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Funicular Ride Up to Salzburg Fortress

This is the best way to get to Festung Hohensalzburg, the fortress above Salzburg. The price per... read more

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Ronald J
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Short ride to the Castle, just do it

The 5 minute trip to the top of the hill is worth the ticket price, much better than a walk. An... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Christina H
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Enjoy a comfortable, relaxing ride to the emblem of Salzburg City. The FestungsBahn, Austria's oldest funicular, carries you up to Fortress Hohensalzburg in just 54 seconds. Amazing views included!
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Festungsgasse 4, Salzburg 5020, Austria
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Reviewed yesterday

This is the best way to get to Festung Hohensalzburg, the fortress above Salzburg. The price per adult for a round trip ride was 12.20 EURO. You can walk up an incline walkway to the fortress for free.

Thank Ronald J
Reviewed 3 days ago

The Ride takes just over 60 Seconds, nevertheless a walk would involve a very steep road, so the Ride on the FestungsBahn is probably the easiest way to see one of Salzburg's most important landmarks. If you expect lavish furnishing and furniture or paintings in...More

Thank Hugo W
Reviewed 6 days ago

The 5 minute trip to the top of the hill is worth the ticket price, much better than a walk. An amazing view over the town is guaranteed.

Thank Christina H
Reviewed 1 week ago

The FestungsBahn is the quickest and easiest way up the hill to visit the castle in Salzburg. When you arrive in Salzburg you should stop by the tourist office (it's basically across the square from the Cathedral) and consider getting a Salzburg pass. It gets...More

Thank ElaineAndGreg
Reviewed 1 week ago

The FestungsBahn is a cheap, efficient and fun way to get up to Salzburg Castle. The views on the way up and down are great and if you’re not keen on walking either way then this is the answer.

Thank MikeyMey
Reviewed 1 week ago

A necessity to get up to the Fortress but lots of people and it felt a bit tight. Its okay but quick.

Thank genoacowboy
Reviewed 1 week ago

Quick ride to the fortress. A fun way to get there and back.The views up top are stunning! It is included with your fortress ticket.

Thank nriemen
SchafbergBahn, Manager at FestungsBahn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear nriemen, thanks a lot for your review. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the ride with the FestungsBahn funicular and the included views! :-) Best regards, your team from FestungsBahn

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very convenient and comfortable way to get the the fortress. It gives you the chance to avoid walking all the way up to the fort and enjoy the view all along. Perfectly on time and a nice and smooth ride.

Thank Paolo S
SchafbergBahn, Manager at FestungsBahn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Paolo S, thanks a lot for your wonderful review. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the comfortable way up to the fortress and we would love to welcome you again soon! Best regards, your team from FestungsBahn

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you purchase an inclusive ticket to the Fortress the tram ride to the top is included. So be sure to take your ride up. It's quick, fun and the views are terrific.

Thank Dale6284
SchafbergBahn, Manager at FestungsBahn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Dale6284, thanks a lot for your review. We love to hear that you enjoyed the quick ride up to the fortress. You are so right - the views are amazing! :-) Best regards, your team from FestungsBahn

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

brilliant little railway taking you up to the fortress. The whole family enjoyed the speed, ease and the views.

Thank travellingtan
SchafbergBahn, Manager at FestungsBahn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear travellingtan, thanks so much for this great review. We are delighted to hear that you had a great time! Best regards, your team from FestungsBahn

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