Excavated Romanesque arcades (left) in late medieval surroundings
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Enactment of a scene in a defensive manoeuvre, with pieces of armour and weapons
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Castle kitchen (photos: Peter Eder, Graz)
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Fortress Museum | Hohensalzburg Fortress


The Fortress Museum was re-opened in September 2000 in resplendent, restored rooms of the fortress’s Hoher Stock, which was begun in 1077 and extended several times afterwards. The exhibition documents the history of the fortress and daily life in a castle.

On show are archaeological finds from excavations, among them Roman coins and ceramics, the remains of a wall of a recently discovered Roman fort on the highest point of the fortress hill, a medieval heating system, recently discovered twelfth-century Romanesque arcades, and a medieval gold treasure. The Fortress Museum also presents weapons and suits of armour, instruments of torture, a complete castle kitchen, Gothic furniture, and handicraft objects of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. The historic military music instruments can be heard individually or as an orchestra.

The Hohensalzburg fortress is one the largest preserved medieval castle complexes in Europe, comprising 50 buildings on a total floor space of 33,000 square metres. Visitors can enjoy a fantastic view of the city of Salzburg from the Fortress Museum vantage point.

The Fortress Museum was awarded the 2001 Austrian Museum Prize.

Design: Heinz Wondra, Graz
Graphics: grafic'design pĂĽrstinger, Salzburg


Hohensalzburg Fortress
Tel.: +43-662-62 08 08-400
Fax: +43-662-62 08 08-420
Curator: Eva Maria Feldinger 


Opening times

Jan - Apr and Oct - Dec9.30 am - 5 pm

May - Sept

9.00 am - 7 pm

At weekends in Advent and Easter

9.00-18.00 Uhr






Adults in groups


Young people (aged 6 to 14)


Young people in groups (aged 6 to 19)




The ticket is valid for the fortress funicular, all museums in the fortress complex and for the tour through the princely apartments with audio-guide.


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