The old arsenal has been built back to its original size and a new exhibition is to detail the history of the ordnance, armour and hand-held weaponry kept at the fortress. The development of weaponry and the effects these changes had on the later structural adaptions to the fortress are also explained. Interactive models will enable visitors to experiment with the various types of attack and defence practised in a medieval fortress.
The Medieval fortification complex and the later period castle tower majestically above the Salzburg city rooftops representing 900 years of building history. The view over the Archbishop’s city and the mountainous region is spectacular and unforgettable. It’s worth visiting Fortress Hohensalzburg just for the panoramic vista.
Prince’s Chambers & Magic Theater
The mysterious Prince’s Chambers of Fortress Hohensalzburg is one of the highlights of any visit. Discover the most well-preserved secular Gothic buildings in Europe and find out the exciting background about the life and work of Salzburg rulers and their subjects. The multimedia exhibition and the new magic theater will make your visit an unforgettable experience.
Travel up and down on the funicular
Real adventurers will want to climb the castle on foot, although the funicular is quicker and more comfortable - riding up to the castle every ten minutes. Did you know that this is the oldest funicular railway in Austria? It has transported visitors up to the castle since 1892 - but in those days it was still powered by water. Today it’s an ultra-modern rail system which meets all the latest comfort and safety requirements.