Hohensalzburg Castle: landmark of Salzburg
Living in the shadow of the majestic fortress
Your cosy room at Hotel Kasererbraeu greets you with a breathtaking view of Hohensalzburg Castle. The trail leading to the landmark of Salzburg originates at the doorstep of your charming Salzburg hotel.
In 1077 the first spires of the white fortress rose into the sky high above Salzburg. Hohensalzburg Castle is the largest completely preserved fortress in Central Europe. The Investiture Conflict between the Pope and the King was the initial cause for the construction of the imposing fortress. Archbishop Gebhard of Salzburg, a supporter of the pope, had Hohensalzburg Castle built as a protective measure against King Henry IV.
Hohensalzburg Castle in the 15th and 16th centuries
During the peasant uprisings and the turmoil of the 30 Years War the archbishops of Salzburg retreated behind the safe walls of Hohensalzburg Castle. Over the course of the centuries they continually extended the fortress until it took on the shape we know today.
Hotel Kasererbraeu – in the shadow of Hohensalzburg Castle
Hohensalzburg Castle is conveniently accessible by cable car in the space of 10 minutes. The valley station of the Festungsbahn cable car is located at Festungsgasse Alley near Kapitelplatz Square.