Hohensalzburg Fortress

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Perched high atop the Festungsberg hill in Salzburg Austria, the Hohensalzburg Fortress stands as one of the largest medieval castles in Europe. Construction on the fortress began in 1077 for the purpose of protecting the city and housing the Prince-Archbishops of Salzburg. Over the years, the fort served not only as a defense for the city but also as military barracks and a prison. The perfectly preserved castle remains a visible landmark and an unmistakable feature of Salzburg’s world-famous skyline.