Hohensalzburg Castle

Hohensalzburg Fortress

First built in 1077, Hohensalzburg Castle sits at the top of Festungsberg mountain.

Before my trip, a few people asked how I’d decided on Austria and Slovakia. And each time I wanted to say, “I mean, have you seen that castle?” Europe has its fair share of castles, fortresses, palaces, etc., but Hohensalzburg Castle in Salzburg is truly a sight to behold.

I happened to go up to the fortress around sunset, lingering with a handful of others to soak up the views. (One of my favorite slides is #12 of Salzburg’s verdant countryside.) This also involved riding my only funicular of the trip, which offers its own kind of thrill. Click into the picture slideshow below to see the rest!



  1. Emmy · July 5, 2014

    The last picture (that great overview of the castle and countryside) is especially stunning. Wow!

  2. ebenbow · July 5, 2014

    Thanks, Mom! As the caption mentions, that picture comes from Wikipedia (over here):

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