Hohensalzburg Castle in Austria Tour Guide:
Travel back in time to the Middle Ages, to the time of stately knights, regent princes and Prince-Archbishops, with a visit to the Hohensalzburg Castle, one of the most well preserved castles in the world. The fortress was built in the 11th century and now, 10 centuries later, the castle stands true and tall in all its glory and remains untouched by the ravages of time.
Explore the fortress complex, its romantic courtyard and bastions; marvel at the richly ornamented regent rooms, the Golden Hall and the Golden Chamber; and walk up to the watchtowers to enjoy exquisite panoramic views of the surroundings. Let your imagination go wild with a tour of the torture chambers and the dungeons, which last held prisoners during the First World War.
Ride the funicular up the steep slope to the Castle or enjoy a nice, long hike with exquisite views. Perched high atop a lush greenery blanketed hillock, the Hohensalzburg Castle overlooks the Salzburg town and the trip up rewards you with exquisite views of entire Salzburg and even beyond Bavaria from the tower on clear days.
Tip: Make the most of your trip to Hohensalzburg Castle by planning your Salzburg holiday to coincide with the Fortress Concerts, when the entire Hohensalzburg Castle complex comes alive with knights, gentry and other characters straight from the Middle Ages.