During this private tour you will get to know the history and culture of Salzburg and Austria in amazing scenery. The Hohensalzburg Fortress is huge castle like from fairy tale and legends! Hear incredible stories and see its beauty.

  • Find out true history of Hohensalzburg Fortress – Top Attraction in Salzburg
  • Visit the largest preserved fortress of central Europe with fascinating history from XI century
  • Step inside Royal Apartments, Golden Chamber and the Arsenal
  • See breathtaking views from top of the Fortress thanks funicular ride!
  • Enjoy a private tour only with your family and friends

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Activity details

  • 2 - 4 hours
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  • Live GuideEnglish, German, French, Italian, Russian, Spanish
  • Walking tour
Full description

In the year 1077, archbishop Gebhard had the fortress built and thus changed the Salzburg skyline forever. Since then on Salzburg hill the pride of city stands and welcome visitors from around the world. Enter Hohensalzburg Fortress! It’s Top1 Attraction by many reasons: absolutely amazing views on top, great history and huge area to explore in the Main Castle. 

Explore almost a millennium of history in the Hohensalzburg Fortress with private guide. Thanks this you will have comprehensive lesson of this fascinating place. Inside you will see Royal Apartments, these magnificent rooms served to impress guests and to demonstrate power. See the most impressive room – Golden Hall – in the past for most prominent occasions to celebrate. The blue wooden ceiling with golden joists and buttons looks like a star-filled night sky. Look at great collection of rapiers, broadsword, halberd and other weapons in Arsenal. Also see Granary, Bastions and chambers, and of course take a ride by funicular to the top of the Hohensalzburg Fortress from where you will see breathtaking panorama of Salzburg.

To enjoy more the history of Salzburg extend your tour and go for a walk around Old Town. After visit at Hohensalzburg Fortress your guide will lead you through the best highlights with great commentary! Discover magnificent Salzburg Cathedral, Mozartplatz, marvel at outstanding Franciscan Church and Collegian Church. Walk along famous Getreidegasse where Mozart used to walk and where his Birthplace is. See fantastic Rathaus and University facades. Hear all fascinating stories hidden in Salzburg city!

  • Private walking tour in Salzburg led by licensed guide
  • Skip-the-line ticket to Hohensalzburg Fortress
  • Funicular ride both way on Fortress 
  • 2-hours of guided walking tour in Old Town (in extended option)
  • Visit at Salzburg Cathedral (in extended option)
  • Pick up from the hotel (only hotels in Salzburg Old Town)
  • Hotel pickup from hotels besides Salzburg Old Town

Important information

Meeting point

in front of Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Salzburg, Kapitelpl. 2, 5020 Salzburg, Austria Open in Google Maps

Important information

What you should know

  • Please check your email the day before the tour to receive important information
  • Please note that the pickup from your hotel is only possible from Salzburg Old Town. Guests from outside Salzburg Old Town are encouraged to arrange transportation when making a reservation.
  • Guests who have accommodation beside Salzburg Old Town or who have not provided hotel details should meet the guide in front of Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Salzburg, Kapitelpl. 2, 5020 Salzburg, Austria