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Great way to get to the top!

A very efficient way to get to the fortress and catch some nice views. Quick ride but it seems to... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
NinaW2000
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Jupiter, Florida
Funicular Ride Up to Salzburg Fortress

This is the best way to get to Festung Hohensalzburg, the fortress above Salzburg. The price per... read more

Reviewed 14 August 2018
Ronald J
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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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Festungsgasse 4, Salzburg 5020, Austria
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Reviewed 2 days ago

You can spend hours here. It has an amazing view of the city and a lot of steps. Bring your walking shoes!

Thank Matthew D
Reviewed 5 days ago

Included in Salzburg card, wonderful view on top, monastery tour is there, for us it was the first thing we did when we arrived, and it was worth it.

Thank dotokija
Reviewed 1 week ago

You need wait long to take the Bahn and the way is very short. I bought complex ticket together with all museums and I'm sure it was reasonable decision.

Thank perfectladyt
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This has 4 cars which travel together steeply up the hill to HohenSalzburg - a castle with the best views of Salzburg from its' setting. Price to use the necessary way up was 2 Euro. About $3 US. Runs on a constant schedule so you...More

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

Dear bhtatum, thanks so much for your great review and for using the FestungsBahn for more than 20 years already! :-) That is so good to hear. Best regards, your team from FestungsBahn

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can walk up the hill to the castle but this is a much, much better option and it does make for easier walking around the top once you're there.

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

Dear Narziss, thanks a lot for your wonderful review. We totally agree: the FestungsBahn is the best option for reaching the fortress! :-) Best regards, your team from FestungsBahn

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very efficient way to get to the fortress and catch some nice views. Quick ride but it seems to be a favorite so plan accordingly.

Thank NinaW2000
SchafbergBahn, Manager at FestungsBahn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear NinaW2000, thanks a lot for your feedback. The ride with the FestungsBahn funicular is indeed quick and quite popular! :-) Best, your team from FestungsBahn

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If like me you were daft enough to walk to the fortress a log slog up and when you get to the pay booth it is still another climb, the road/pathway is gritty and slippery, you will be glad of the ride back down, if...More

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

Dear ixtis, thanks for your great review. The ride with the FestungsBahn is definitely the easiest and most comfortable way to/from the fortress! :-) We would love to welcome you soon again! Best regards, your team from FestungsBahn

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

102 m rise in 54 secs. best way to get to the fortress. You have to stand but not over crowded and way airy.

Thank barcher382
SchafbergBahn, Manager at FestungsBahn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear barcher382, thanks a lot for your great review. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the ride with our FestungsBahn. Best regards, your team from FestungsBahn

Reviewed 15 August 2018

This little train takes you to the top of the hill where fortress of Salzburg is located. Its only a 2 minute ride and poorly manged by their unfriendly staff. Nothing special.More

Thank Anjum01
SchafbergBahn, Manager at FestungsBahn, responded to this reviewResponded 20 August 2018

Dear Anjum01, thanks a lot for your review. We are very sorry to hear that you had an unpleasant experience, since our staff is always trying to be as friendly and corteous as possible. Could you kindly tell us what the issue was during your...More

Reviewed 14 August 2018

This is the best way to get to Festung Hohensalzburg, the fortress above Salzburg. The price per adult for a round trip ride was 12.20 EURO. You can walk up an incline walkway to the fortress for free.

Thank Ronald J
SchafbergBahn, Manager at FestungsBahn, responded to this reviewResponded 20 August 2018

Dear Ronald Jm thanks a lot for your review. We hope you had an amazing stay. Best regards, your team from FestungsBahn

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