Standing high over the city of Salzburg, the magnificent Hohensalzburg dominates the city, being its main tourist attraction. The castle is Europe’s biggest fortification and probably the most beautiful.
The castle hosts many events during the year, and it also has a major concert hall. Inside the castle there is a permanent Fortress Museum that can be visited anytime of the year. Getting there is quite simple: one can take the funicular railway from the downtown that runs every 10 minutes. If one is physically fit, the road to the castle can be made by walk in about 30 minutes. There are many things one can see taking a walk up to the castle that otherwise would be missed, so the second option is recommended for those being able to make it.
Inside the castle there are available audio guides in eight different languages: English, German, Italian, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, and Chinese.