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Hohensalzburg Fortress - Closing Time Procedure.


We are getting to Salzburg later in the evening and we want to do as much as possible before everything closes. For the Hohensalzburg Fortress, I see that the hours in May-June are 9am - 7pm. However, in the Rick Steves book, it says the grounds of the fortress are open until 9:30pm. Does "grounds" mean up in the castle, just not in the inside museums? And the book says the funicular runs until midnight, but the Fortress website says it closes at 8pm.

Does anyone have experience going to the Hohensalzburg Fortress and using the funicular later in the evening? How does closing time work?

Thank you!

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I've never been there at closing time, but suspect that they only close the "museum" parts of the Fortress. There are restaurants there too, and I imagine the Funicular operates well into the evening to bring diners back to town. I'd suggest asking the staff of your hotel when you arrive in Salzburg.