Top Sighseeing with Siegi Tours – Hohensalzburg Fortress.
The castle in the heart of the city of Mozart
The majestic medieval castle complex and the Renaissance fortress with 900 years of architectural history towers high above the roofs of the city. Impressive and unforgettable views over the archiepiscopal city and mountainous landscape!
Fortress Hohensalzburg is one of the largest existing 11th century fortresses in Europe. Every crevice of the walls, every nook and cranny of this magnificent complex brings forth its own fascinating background information, stories, myths and legends. Look back to the everyday lives of yesteryear as they may well have been in this centre of political power in the days of the archbishops.
One of the highlights is the the magnificent regency rooms. 360° panorama view offered by the “Reckturm” watchtower, and the fantastic and sophisticated atmosphere generated at the numerous fortress concerts.
Then there’s the torture chamber, the illuminated lower church and the fortress museum. Alternatively, pass your time under one of the ancient Tilia trees in the idyllic surroundings of the castle courtyard – even the courtyard has a few stories to tell!
Take a slow walk up or ride the funicular from the Festungsgasse, and pass through the inner „Steintor“ to get the most magnificent view of the fortress. Stroll through the old masonry and take in its rich decoration: Gothic wood-carvings and ornamental paintings decorate the Golden Hall and the Golden Chamber till today. Then take the 30 minutes audio guide tour of the interior to view a dungeon, explore state rooms formerly belonging to the influential archbishops. With its medieval rooms, romantic courtyard and bastions, the fortress provides a unique scenery for events like the Fortress Concerts, the International Artist Summer Academy, or the World of Marionettes. Or simply walk along the compound walls and appreciate a most breathtaking view over Salzburg, often way beyond Bavaria.
Enjoy a great day in the Austrian Alps.
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