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The Festung Hohensalzburg (High Fortress of Salzburg) sits above the city of Salzburg making it the most recognizable feature in the city. With a length of over 250m, it is one of the largest medieval castles in Europe.
The castle was built by the reigning Prince Gebhard I von Helffenstein in 1077.
During Festung Hohensalzburg's long history, it has never been serious damaged or captured in a battle. The only time that the castle came under fire in fact, was during the Peasants War, when a number of towns folk managed to get control of a cannon in the city itself and fire upon the castle. The damage of this blast can still be seen today.
Because of the castle's lack of battle experience, it is one of the best preserved fortresses in E... read more