Location and Travel
Location and Travel to Salzburg fortress
It is practically impossible to miss Salzburg fortress. In a majestic manner, the castle dominates Salzburg’s Old Town and can be seen from far away. You can find the shortest route here.
Salzburg fortress – the landmark of Salzburg – can be found in the heart of the Old Town behind the cathedral. You can reach the fortress on foot or take the castle lift which brings you directly to the fortress.
Travelling by car:
Arriving from the A1 / Villach A10 / Munich A8
You take the exit from the airport and take the Innsbrucker Bundestrasse into town. At the Innsbrucker Bundesstrasse junction, you take the right into Neutorstrasse and follow this road towards the centre. After about 2 kilometres, you reach the Neutor (Sigmundstor), and directly in front on the Neutor, you can drive into the Altstadt-garage on the right for parking. The way to the fortress is already signposted by the garage exit. From there, it takes about 2 minutes to get to the lower station of the castle lift. The rail leaves every 10 minutes.