FestungsbahnCurrently Open [Closes at 05:00 pm]
- Address: FestungsBahn und MönchsbergAufzug, Festungsgasse 4, 5020 Salzburg, Austria
- Timings: 09:00 am - 08:00 pm Details
- Phone: +43-800660660
- Ticket Price: 8 EUR
- Time Required: 00:15 Mins
- Tags: Family And Kids, Funicular
Below the north side of Salzburg fortress lies the old town, and this funicular railway is everyone’s preferred way of going from one to the other. Opened in 1892, this is the oldest funicular in the country, and has always been hugely popular. Taking one minute to rise 99 meters, and going a length of 191 meters, the funicular serves up some of the more unusual angles from which to photograph Salzburg. Visitors can sometimes be confused by the high prices quoted for the ride, but those also include the admission fees to the fortress itself.
- Wheelchair accessible.
- Prices include the admission fees to the fortress.
- 6-14 years: €4.60
- Groups of 10+: €7.30
- Groups of 10+ kids: € 4.50
- Families: €18.40
- Prices given are for ascent and descent combined. One way trips are cheaper.
- Walk, drive or cycle to here.
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0.74% of people who visit Salzburg include Festungsbahn in their plan
37.5% of people start their Festungsbahn visit around 09 AM
People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Festungsbahn
90.91% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Festungsbahn
For us it was the easiest option with two children under 4 and having a stroller. The boys enjoyed the experience, it was fun and a very quick journey up to the castle. The only negative note is that on the way up we entered from the lift side, but coming back down there wasn't a lift on the side of the exit, so we had to make our way through the entrance side, where people were queuing to get in.
Steep stairs and a rewarding panorama
In my opinion there’s no need to take the funicular at all because by walking up to it u can enjoy more nice view. And it’s not far at all ( not suitable for small kids and elders). A must visit when u are in Salzburg.
An interesting way of travelling between the centre of Linz and Pöstlingberg. There are some very steep gradients and attractive views. The departure point for this tram is opposite Linz tourist information centre, and the tram route is number 50.
The quickest way to the castle but at a price too. If you have the energy and the legs for it walking is only about 8-10 minutes uphill and cheaper. However, check the price differentials because they are not that much if you want the "full access" tour of the castle. This really is only for history buffs... A little dry and dusty.