Various architectural styles have given this fortress its current impressive form. Today it is the largest, intact fortress construction in Central Europe and has become the most famous symbol of the Festival City.
Even from a distance the fortress in Salzburg can be seen towering over the city’s rooftops and the mountain on which the castle rests. However, the first impression that catches the visitor’s eye is not the fortress, but rather the magnificent panorama it forms together with the Salzburg's historic city center and the surrounding mountain peaks.
If you feel you’ve had enough of the scenery, then why not visit the fortress museum and learn about life in this former military stronghold. Here you can get to know the history of the fortress and the preeminent power of Salzburg’s ruling prince archbishops