Fortress Hohensalzburg is located at the heart of the city of Mozart; Salzburg! It can be accessed on foot or with the castle lift. The bottom station can be reached via the city
The castle lift is opened - apart from short inspection times - during the whole year. The castle lift goes up the mountain to the fortress every 10 minutes - and takes just 1 minute to get there.
Good footwear is recommended for those looking to walk the 20 minutes up the steep path. The path leads up the "Festungsgasse" lane to the entrance, then on to the gateway arches of the courtyard.
The castle lift
goes up the mountain to the fortress every 10 minutes - and takes just 1 minute to get there
Reduced prices for our guests:
(only at events and advanced reservation, also for small groups) January-April and Oktober-December:
up and down until 18.00, incl. entrance fee - € 6,- per person
up and down from 18.00 - € 4,- per person May, September
up and down until 19.00, incl. entrance fee) - € 6,- per person
up and down from 19.00 - € 4,- per person June,July, August
up and down until 19.00, incl. entrance fee - € 6,- per person
up and down from 19.00 - € 4,- per person January - April & October - December
The lift ends at 21.30. May - September
The lift ends at 22.30 Uhr
Prolongation of funicular business hours : from 21.30 up Euro 195,- per initiated hour
Please let us know at the latest 1 week befor the event, if we should organize a prolongation of the funicular business hours for the mentioned evening.
It is also possible to use the footpath down into the city. The foot-path will incur a FEE too ( entrance).
ropeway for material transport: per drive Euro 10,--
Please note that the mentioned prices for the funicular and our partners are related to 2012. The prices are subject to changes by the Salzburg AG and our business partners.