Barrier-free parking

The nearest disabled parking spaces are located at Residenzplatz 9 (6 parking spaces), Toscaninihof 1 (3 parking spaces) and Max-Reinhardt-Platz (10 parking spaces) - the bollards in front of the Festspielhaus and Mozartplatz can be operated with the Euro-key.

Barrier-free access

Barrier-free access to the Hohensalzburg Fortress is possible via the fortress funicular. The entrance is located in the valley station of the fortress funicular (Festungsgasse 4). You do not need to register in advance. The walk to the fortress is not barrier-free due to its steepness.

Accessibility inside the fortress

Please note that there are many steps and gradients in the fortress, making accessibility difficult. Currently (as of 2018), only the bastion in the mountain station area is 100% barrier-free. From here you can enjoy a very nice panoramic view of the old town of Salzburg. We are constantly working to make other outdoor areas accessible. Starting in 2019, the entire outside area of the fortress will be accessible. The interior areas are not barrier-free accessible.

Wheelchair accessible toilets

Disabled toilets are located next to the Info Point and inside the fortress restaurant.

Care attendants and partner dogs

Partner dogs are allowed at Hohensalzburg Fortress. Wheelchair users and one accompanying person receive free admission to the fortress.


At 70 percent or more impairment you get free admission to the fortress.

Special offers for persons with disabilities

  • Persons with walking disabilities: Starting in mid-2018, at the Info Point you will receive tablets with a video tour of the interior.
  • Persons with visual impairment: Starting in mid-2018 you will find an information board in the area of the salt storage depot.
  • Persons with hearing impairment: Starting in mid-2018, the Info Point will be offering tablets with a video guide in sign language.

Further information

Do you have questions about accessibility? Then please contact us at any time by email at