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FestungsBahn fährt auf die Festung Hohensalzburg an einem schönen Tag mit blauen Himmel

FestungsBahn Funicular

  • Cable car to the Fortress Hohensalzburg
  • In operation since 1892
  • Wonderful views all along

Opening Hours


The FestungsBahn funicular is in operation daily from 09.00 am - 08.30 pm.

During events at the Festung Hohensalzburg (e.g. fortress concerts), the FestungsBahn is in operation for a correspondingly longer period of time.

The FestungsBahn will be out of service during the following periods due to the legally required overhaul:

  • Revision in November from 04.11.2024 up to and including 08.11.2024
  • Revision in January from 13.01.2025 up to and including 24.01.2025

The FestungsBahn funicular guarantees a comfortable ride up to the Fortress Hohensalzburg, the city's iconic landmark. Wonderful views are always included.

High above the rooftops of the city

FestungsBahn fährt auf den Festungsberg mit Blick auf St. Peter Stiftskirche und Altstadt.

Fortress Hohensalzburg is one of the biggest castles in Europe and dates back to the 11th century. The FestungsBahn is Austria’s oldest funicular still in operation today. It has been carrying visitors up to the fortress quickly and safely since 1892.

The last modernization took place in 2011. Around 4 million Euros were invested in two new vehicles and the renewal of the electrical equipment.

Up the Castle Hilltop in 54 seconds

The funicular transports up to 55 passengers at a time every 10 minutes. The ride starts at the valley station which is located in the middle of the old town (Festungsgasse 4). It takes less than a minute to get up to 536 m.

Enjoy the view

During the ride up, passengers can enjoy breathtaking views across UNESCO World Heritage-listed Salzburg. And once at the top, the view is simply magical.

Panoramafenster der Festungsbahn in Salzburg
Opening Hours

The opening hours for the FestungsBahn funicular and the Fortress Hohensalzburg can be found here.


Are you planning a visit to Fortress Hohensalzburg with the FestungsBahn funicular? You can find timetables, prices and tickets here.


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Information about FestungsBahn

Complete information about the FestungsBahn funicular can be found here.


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