Festung Hohensalzburg - From Freisaalweg, Austria

Festung Hohensalzburg - From Freisaalweg, Austria
Festung Hohensalzburg - From Freisaalweg, Austria
The Festung Hohensalzburg is a massive castle complex located on a hilltop in the city of Salzburg, Austria. It is the finest surviving example of a medieval fortress in Central Europe. It was constructed in 1077 and underwent significant expansion and renovations in the 16th century under the rule of Prince-Archbishop Wolf Dietrich von Raitenau. Despite being a military fortress, Festung Hohensalzburg was used mainly as a residence for the Prince-Archbishops of Salzburg. It features several towers, walls, courtyards, balconies, and armories. Visitors may tour the complex, including the Golden Hall and the Marionettentheater (marionette theatre). The fortress provides incredible panoramic views of the city, and stands as a reminder of the grandiose lifestyle of the Salzburg Archbishops. Whatever your interest, visiting the Festung Hohensalzburg is a must while in Salzburg.