The 11th-century Hohensalzburg Castle stands on a rocky outcrop
approximately 394ft (120m) above the city. Although originally
built by Archbishop Gebhard to repel attacks from the neighbouring
Bavarians, the present-day fortress was largely rebuilt in the
early 16th century by Archbishop Leonhard Von Keutschach who added
the grand state apartments. Visitors can walk around the courtyard
and outskirts of the fortress at no cost unless they take the
guided tour around the state apartments. The tour finishes at two
small museums (this is optional) that display a selection of
weapons, uniforms and armour together with instruments of torture -
such as the Schandmasken - which petty criminals had to don as
punishment for their crimes.
Address: Mönchsberg 34 Website: www.salzburg-burgen.at Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Telephone: (0)662 842 430- Transportation: It is possible to walk, or there is a
funicular. Opening Time: Open daily 9:30am to 5pm (October to April), 9am to
7pm (May to September). Admission: Fortress Card EUR10.50 (adults), EUR6 (children 6-14
years); other concessions available.
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