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MönchsbergAufzug lift

  • Ride up only takes 30 seconds
  • In operation since 1890
  • Gorgeous Views

Opening Hours of the Elevator

The Mönchsberg lift is operating daily:

  • Monday 08.00 am - 07.00 pm
  • Tuesday to Sunday 08.00 am - 09.00 pm

With the Mönchsberg Lift you have the freedom of choice. Once there, it’s hard to know where to begin: the scenery, contemporary art at Museum der Moderne Salzburg, idyllic nature, a romantic walk or a bite to eat at Restaurant m32?

Elevator into nature

The MönchsbergAufzug is a 60 m tall lift inside the rock of the Mönchsberg, performing its duty now for over 130 years. In 30 seconds, it carries you from the Salzburg historic district up to this extensive green oasis. 

The Mönchsberg beckons you to enjoy outdoor exercise such as walking or jogging in combination with culinary stops and cultural forays. You are guaranteed fantastic views of the city of Mozart. One of the the most spectacular photo points awaits you here.

What can i do on the mönchsberg?

  • Enjoy the view of Salzburg's old town and the surrounding mountains

  • Take a walk through the nature reserve

  • Visits to the Museum der Moderne Salzburg,  water museum WasserSpiegel and the Hohensalzburg Fortress are highly recommended.

  • Grab a bite at the M32 restaurant

Local recreation area in the nature reserve

The Mönchsberg is popular among tourists and locals. You can quickly and easily reach the top by elevator and relax on the city hill surrounded by greenery.  

The green meadows, forests, old fortifications and castles offer a contrast to the hustle and bustle of the city of Mozart. But during the walk you have the city firmly in view: The views of the old town, such as Salzburg Cathedral or the Getreidegasse, are spectacular.

Take the lift up the Mönchsberg

The valley station is located at Gstättengasse 13 in Salzburg. From there, up to 17 persons can travel the 60-meter route at the same time.Four-legged friends are also welcomed: leashed dogs with a muzzle can travel free of charge.  The lift reaches its destination at the mountain station at 485 meters above sea level.

Opening Hours

Click here to check out the opening hours of the MönchsbergAufzug Lift, the Museum der Moderne Salzburg as well as the Restaurant m32.


Are you planning a ride with the MönchsbergAufzug lift? More information about the prices and available tickets can be found here.

Panorama vom Mönchsberg auf die Altstadt Salzburg

Special experiences high above the rooftops of this festival city are just waiting to be discovered by you.

Informationen about MönchsbergAufzug

Complete information about the MönchsbergAufzug lift can be found here.


Are you planning a trip with the MönchsbergAufzug lift? All details about your arrival and parking possibilities can be found here.

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