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The Easy Way to the Castle/Fortress

This removes the legwork from getting to and from the fortress allowing more time to enjoy the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
AndyMcGonegal
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Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
Great fun

We took this up to the fortress, Great fun, it took about 3 minutes to get to the top. Would... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jane33Kent_England
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Kent, England
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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!
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This removes the legwork from getting to and from the fortress allowing more time to enjoy the history and stunning views from on top.

Thank AndyMcGonegal
SchafbergBahn, Manager at FestungsBahn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear AndyMcGonegal, thanks a lot for your review and your visit. We are happy to hear that you have chosen the convenient FestungsBahn to get to Salzburg's main landmark. All the best, your team from FestungsBahn

Reviewed 1 week ago

You've come this far...you will probably want to take this up to the fort. There are fold down seat at the front and back of the car...everyone else stands. Cars wait till they are full (there is a counter on a tv screen near the...More

Thank Rmangun
SchafbergBahn, Manager at FestungsBahn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Rmangun, thanks a lot for your visit and your review. We would love to welcome you again soon! Best regards, your team from FestungsBahn

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Easy, fast, and not pricey. We were there in the winter and it was a fun way to do some sight-seeing. You get the best views of Salzburg, Austria, and the river that runs through it.

Thank WildFlowerMe
SchafbergBahn, Manager at FestungsBahn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear WildFlowerMe, thanks a lot for your lovely review. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the ride with our FestungsBahn. The views are indeed impressive! :-) Best regards, your team from FestungsBahn

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took this up to the fortress, Great fun, it took about 3 minutes to get to the top. Would recommend it.

Thank Jane33Kent_England
SchafbergBahn, Manager at FestungsBahn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Jane33Kent_England, thanks a lot for your great review. We are happy to hear that you liked the ride with the funicular. All the best, your team from FestungsBahn

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Though it is easy to go up, the operators do wait for the entire funicular to be fully occupied, before departing. Very speedy trip up or down.

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SchafbergBahn, Manager at FestungsBahn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Luxecarol, thanks a lot for your review and your visit. All the best, your team from FestungsBahn

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

If your feet are in agony, take this ride going up and down. It doesn't cost much, so save the blisters from bursting. The queue was a bit confounding during my visit but I was running smooth. It didn't take a while - I was...More

Thank Alfred O
SchafbergBahn, Manager at FestungsBahn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Alfred O, thanks a lot for your review and your visit. The FestungsBahn funicular is really the most efficient way to get to the fortress. We are glad you enjoyed your stay. All the best, your team from FestungsBahn

Reviewed 9 October 2018

We arrived shortly after opening time so there were not many people waiting. The ride was just short but lots of fun and not too crowded - good views of the city.

Thank Jane F
SchafbergBahn, Manager at FestungsBahn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Jane F, thanks so much for your review and your visit. We love to hear that you enjoyed the ride and the views! Aren't they wonderful? :-) All the best, your team from FestungsBahn

Reviewed 8 October 2018

This is the way to go to the castle. We arrived early and were the first in line. The ride was fast and efficient and far better than walking up the hill to the castle. Although one could walk up the hill to the castle...More

Thank Deana M
SchafbergBahn, Manager at FestungsBahn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Deana M, thanks a lot for your review. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the ride with the FestungsBahn funicular and would love to welcome you again soon. Best regards, your team from FestungsBahn

Reviewed 2 October 2018

The word itself is fun to say, but riding a funicular is super fun, too. The wait for the ride was extremely short and it holds many more people than one would think. The ride was quick. Worth the money not to walk up that...More

Thank MelissaC380
SchafbergBahn, Manager at FestungsBahn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear MelissaC380, we really liked your review - thank you so much! :-) Riding the funicular includes a lot of FUN - that is so true! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit and the ride up to Salzburg's main landmark. All...More

Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

Cable cars too crowded to take a picture but beautiful view of all around the city and valley. Stairs were easy going. Enjoyed my trip up

Thank trishschmidt
SchafbergBahn, Manager at FestungsBahn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear trishschmidt, thanks a lot for your review and your visit. All the best, your team from FestungsBahn

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