Franziskischlössl

Salzburg, Austria

The Franziskischlössl ('Francis′ Castle') is a defence tower that was part of the 17th century city walls of Salzburg. It was built by the cathedral architect, Santino Solari, from 1622-1629. The Franziskischlössl is situated at the most exposed point of Mount Kapuzinerberg, home to an inn and a very popular hiking trip destination.

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Founded: 1622-1629
Category: Castles and fortifications in Austria

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Philip Alvarado (5 days ago)
The place was closed on a Thursday at 13:00 when they are supposed to be open according to their website. We hiked all the way for nothing. They should be better and keeping to their opening hours.
Catalin Butolo (2 months ago)
Spectacular view! The restaurant&hotel was close in 2.08.2021....
Peter O'Brien (10 months ago)
A great place to have a meal after a tough hike up the Kapuzinerberg. The waitress was friendly and welcoming despite being very busy, the food and the beer are great.
Gosina Versfeld (13 months ago)
Long walk but a beautiful place. Unfortunately it was closed because of renovation.
Eero H (19 months ago)
While you walk all the way up hill, there is then a nice cafe where you can have a break and get some refreshments. Very nice, quite... huebsch
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