Fortress Hohensalzburg, built in 1077 by Archbishop Gebhard, is a real eye-catcher, peaking out high above the baroque towers of the city. It is the largest, fully-preserved fortress in central Europe. The castle in Salzburg is an unmistakable landmark providing the city’s world famous silhouette. Even from afar the visitor is able to appreciate the might of this edifice. Up close, the history contained in these powerful walls is almost tangible.