The Fortress Hohensalzburg is a castle situated on top of a hill in the Austrian city of Salzburg. It is one of the largest medieval castles in Europe. The castle was originally built in the year 1077 and over the course of upcoming centuries, it was gradually expanded into its current form. One of the peculiarities of this place is the world’s oldest operational railway that has been built in the area to transport the goods and supplies form the lower courtyard up to the top of the hill.
The interior of the fortress is very beautiful and offers visitors the look at a series of sunken panels that form the walls of the rooms within the castle. These are adorned with golden buttons supposed to represent the stars of the sky at night. A couple of rooms were made in gold and are certainly worth looking at.
Through the virtual tour provided under the link below, you´ll be able to see the interior of this fortress as well as its courtyard. You can enjoy the flair of the medieval period without having to go out of your house. It is surely one of the things which are representative of the rich history Austria has to offer and we think that it is a good place to visit if you like medieval history or fairy tales about princesses and dragons. We think it is safe to say that Austria has a lot of hidden gems to explore. So, don´t be lazy and click the link below. Enjoy.
When: online tour – 24 hours a day, from April 29 to December 31
Where: Hohensalzburg Fortress, Austria
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