The castle museum

A thousand years of building history

The Fortress Museum presents insights into the history of Salzburg and the function of the fortress by exhibiting selected objects from the medieval holdings of the Salzburg Museum and large-scale media installations. The tour of a total of twelve rooms proceeds as a sequence of topics that illustrate different aspects of the Middle Ages, highlighting the art, culture and history of Salzburg through individual persons and events.

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The Rainer Regiment museum

A museum with tradition

Hohensalzburg Castle has been home to the Rainer museum since 1924, to preserve the memory of the former Salzburg house regiment, the imperial and royal infantry regiment ‘Archduke Rainer’ no. 59. Its history dates back to the year 1682. When the Duchy of Salzburg finally came under Austrian rule in 1816, the Innviertel and the Hausruckviertel in Upper Austria were assigned to the regiment as recruitment districts.

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The puppet museum

The great art of petite puppets

Explore the marvelous world of puppets. In this museum there are many exhibits from the world-famous Salzburg puppet theater in Schwarzstraße. Have a go at being a puppeteer and find out more about the history of this unique art form!

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Important Information:
CURRENTLY CLOSED! Fortress Hohensalzburg is currently closed as a preventive measure to combat the spread of the coronavirus.