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Hohensalzburg Fortress

Mönchsberg 34, Salzburg, 5020 Salzburg, Austria | +43 662 84243011 | Website

Great views... BUT....


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This review is especially helpful for those who have or use the following: Walking Aid, Wheelchair, Powerchair


Salzburg Austria claims to be a "Barrier free" city for disabled and many parts arefully accessible, but not all. The famous old fortress overlooking the city offers outstanding views of the city and the alps but is totally unaccessable gor wheelchairs and has lots of steps. The mountain railway going up to the fort is fully accesssble and disabled go free. Once up the only accesssble part is a cafe and a virwing area.

Transport & Parking


Salzburg does have dizbled parking but much of it is only accesable with the euro key. We were staying close by and walked (or wheeled). Much of ghe old town is pedestrianised.



O access into fort, only to viewing small area. Use of the Festungbahn (railway up to the fort) is fully accessable.



Disabled loo is by the ticket office and staff will provide eurokey for access. No loo up at the fort.



Staff were polite and helpful when asked... more formal than friendly.

Anything else you wish to tell us?

Like most of Austria, drop kerbs are typically higher than in the uk (3cm where ours are 2.5cm max), but cycle routes are at ground level. Was easier to use the cycle lane to get up kerbs. Salzburg is a very old town and while efforts have been made to accomodate the disabled and wheelchairs, it felt as if this was often a token gesture, rather than showing a real understanding of disability needs.

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