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FestungsBahn

Festungsgasse 4, Salzburg 5020, Austria
+43 800 660660
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Best way to get to the Castle

The funicular takes you from the old town to the Salzburg Castle in under a minute and is the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
TAIN2013
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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Your basic fortress ticket gets you a one-way ride

We bought the basic fortress ticket and walked up to see everything, and then rode the funicular... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
CleopatraBunny
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Flagstaff, Arizona
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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!
  • Excellent37%
  • Very good45%
  • Average17%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“salzburg card” (14 reviews)
“public access” (2 reviews)
“steep trek” (2 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Festungsgasse 4, Salzburg 5020, Austria
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The funicular takes you from the old town to the Salzburg Castle in under a minute and is the fastest and most comfortable way to get there. Along the way, you also get great views of the Castle and the surrounding country. During the opening...More

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SchafbergBahn, Manager at FestungsBahn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear TAIN2013, thanks so much for your detailled review. We hope you enjoyed your time! Best regards, your team from FestungsBahn

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We bought the basic fortress ticket and walked up to see everything, and then rode the funicular down with a group of schoolchildren. Not a bad way to do it, since the ride is less than a minute.

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SchafbergBahn, Manager at FestungsBahn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hello CleopatraBunny, thanks for your review. We hope you had a great time at the fortress and in our funicular! :-) All the best, your team from FestungsBahn

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A great way to get up to the Festung! Since our family loves funiculars and cable cars, we had to try this one out, even though walking up would have been fine too. It was worth the price.More

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SchafbergBahn, Manager at FestungsBahn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Juma1707, thanks so much for your lovely review. It is great to hear that your family loves funiculars - we are also crazy about them! :-) We are happy that you took the FestungsBahn funicular. It is such a lovely experience with great views...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A clean, smooth ride up and down to the fortress, makes it accessible for all. The views from the cabins are great.

Thank elli s
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SchafbergBahn, Manager at FestungsBahn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear elli s, thanks a lot for your great review. It is a pleasure hearing that you enjoyed the ride with the FestungsBahn funicular. The views from the cabins are really wonderful! :-) All the best, your team from FestungsBahn

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Reviewed 3 April 2018

And not only is it easy to use, it cuts the climb to Fortress by a lot. At night, it's good transport, but I can't say that there was anything more than that. Be advised: it saves some climb getting to the Fortress, but does...More

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SchafbergBahn, Manager at FestungsBahn, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2018

Dear SyrinxSounds, thanks a lot for your review. Exactly, a ride with the FestungsBahn funicular is not only comfortable but also super quick (only a 54-seconds ride). :-) We hope you enjoyed the great views! All the best, your team from FestungsBahn

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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

The Festungsbahn one way is included in the basic ticket for the Hohensalzburg - so in my opinion not worth the extra money. The walk up takes 15-20 mins at most and you see some stunning views. Then reward yourself with a trip down!More

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SchafbergBahn, Manager at FestungsBahn, responded to this reviewResponded 19 April 2018

Dear KellyS3210, thanks a lot for your review. In the Festungscard "Basic" you have even a roundtrip ride (up and down) on the Fortress Funicular included. :-) But of course you can freely decide if you want to walk one way up or down. The...More

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Reviewed 30 March 2018

Well worth the money if you only have a short visit to Salzburg. We took a return with access to the museum.

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SchafbergBahn, Manager at FestungsBahn, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2018

Dear RUDI S, thanks so much for your review. We would love to welcome you soon again. All the best, your team from FestungsBahn

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Reviewed 19 March 2018

We saved significant time by taking the funicular both ways but if you have more than a few days in Salzburg you might want to take the trail and get the exercise by walking one way.More

Thank Charles H
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SchafbergBahn, Manager at FestungsBahn, responded to this reviewResponded 22 March 2018

Dear Charles H, thanks a lot for your comment. The FestungsBahn funicular is really a "time saver" when it comes to reaching the fortress. Actually, a ride on the funicular only lasts 54 seconds and treats you to a great new perspective of the city....More

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Reviewed 17 March 2018

The cable railway is a great experience but you can also walk up to the fortress and enjoy amazing views.More

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SchafbergBahn, Manager at FestungsBahn, responded to this reviewResponded 22 March 2018

Dear Ott B, thanks a lot for your comment. Exactly, you can also walk up to the fortress. However, a little ride on the funicular is always a nice experience! :-) There are also scenic footpaths on top so you can discover Mönchsberg and enjoy...More

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Reviewed 15 March 2018

This was my fourth funicular (after Budapest, Bergen, and Pittsburg). Hold on tight -- because this train zips up and zips down really fast! Ride in the first car for the best views

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SchafbergBahn, Manager at FestungsBahn, responded to this reviewResponded 22 March 2018

Dear cigcig, thanks for your comment. We hope you enjoyed the fast (in fact 54 seconds) trip with the FestungsBahn funicular! :-) Best regards, your team from FestungsBahn

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