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Great views. I was surprised how high we were going to the castle and couldn't even imagine how... read more

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This is awesome! A short journey, but 500 steps saved each way. A very efficient and quick way to... read more

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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 2 days ago

Great views. I was surprised how high we were going to the castle and couldn't even imagine how people back then brought up all the material to build the castle. Both the trip and castle should not be given a miss.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank barbmichno
SchafbergBahn, Manager at FestungsBahn, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear barbmichno, thanks a lot for your review. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience at the fortress and the trip with the FestungsBahn funicular. Best regards, your team from FestungsBahn

Reviewed 5 days ago

This is awesome! A short journey, but 500 steps saved each way. A very efficient and quick way to get up and down to and from the castle. Felt very safe. Apparently the view is excellent, but I have vertigo so managed to stare at...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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SchafbergBahn, Manager at FestungsBahn, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear Robin B, thanks so much for your lovely review and your visit. We hope you could enjoy the views from the fortress! Best regards, your team from FestungsBahn

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This funicular has recently had the carriages upgraded and is very comfortable. If you want to visit the historic Fortress it is definitely the best way to get up and down.

Date of experience: November 2018
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SchafbergBahn, Manager at FestungsBahn, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear FionaPerthWA, thanks a lot for your lovely review and your visit. We also think that taking the funicular is the best (and fastest) way up to the fortress! :-) Best regards, your team from FestungsBahn

Reviewed 3 November 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
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SchafbergBahn, Manager at FestungsBahn, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2018

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 3 November 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
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SchafbergBahn, Manager at FestungsBahn, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2018

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 1 November 2018

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.

Date of experience: December 2017
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SchafbergBahn, Manager at FestungsBahn, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2018

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 27 October 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Jane33Kent_England
SchafbergBahn, Manager at FestungsBahn, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2018

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 13 October 2018

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.

Date of experience: October 2018
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SchafbergBahn, Manager at FestungsBahn, responded to this reviewResponded 15 October 2018

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

Reviewed 11 October 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Alfred O
SchafbergBahn, Manager at FestungsBahn, responded to this reviewResponded 15 October 2018

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 10 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.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Jane F
SchafbergBahn, Manager at FestungsBahn, responded to this reviewResponded 15 October 2018

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

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