Kufstein Fortress

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Kufstein Fortress
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Historic Sites • Castles
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Raoul Rongen
Sittard, The Netherlands845 contributions
Couples
On top on a hill right next to the river Inn and the Altstadt of Kufstein this fortress is located. With the Kufstein cart you have free entrance, this includes the museum and the elevator to the fortress. A steep walk up to the fortress is also possible. Note that due too COVID the opening hours are different; from 10 am till 5 pm.
You can download an audio guide app for free to gain more knowledge about the fortress. There is also a restaurant with a nice terrace. The views from the fortress on the surroundings are beautiful. The fortress is well known for the largest open air organ in the world. Everyday it is played at 12 am.
Our visit took around 2 hours in which we saw everything.
Very recommandabele to visit if you are in the vicinity.
Written August 5, 2021
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Christine H
Las Vegas, NV236 contributions
This castle/fortress is an hour's drive from Innsbruck, making for a fun diversion in the less busy countryside. Since the early 1200s, it was the scene of military conflicts and was alternately ruled by Tyrol and Bavaria. Entrance fee is about 12 euro for adults, with discounts for students. The entire castle can be visited, so it takes 2 or 3 hours to explore thoroughly. We enjoyed our visit on a clear spring day and were able to take in the breathtaking view.
Written February 28, 2021
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Lorenzo Mylos F
Brissago-Valtravaglia, Italy28 contributions
Magic fortress overlooking this tiny Tyrolean town. Managed to go till the top of the fortress via the steps since the lift to get up there could only carry eight people at a time and there were just too many people.
The view from the top of the Festung is breathtaking and it embraces the river Inn so majestically flowing through the town.
While visiting it, I really felt transported into another era, during the Middle Ages and really loved the experience.
When in Kufstein a visit to the fortress is definitely a must
Written August 31, 2020
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stopmaster
Kiryat Yam, Israel246 contributions
While in Kufstein hard to miss this fortress on a rocky outcrop high above town. Lift gets visitors to the upper level, plenty to see: surrounding area, downtown,several interesting exhibitions ( give torture chamber a miss, I'm sorry I didn't), extensive grounds with towers,underground passages, bastions, large open air organ.
Gain a free entry with your Kufsteiner Card. Very enjoyable couple of hours.
Written January 25, 2020
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Dianeni
Indianapolis, IN94 contributions
Friends
An enjoyable, self guided tour with both German and English signage. It cost me 11 euros and it included the glass elevator ride to the top and all the exhibits. You can also walk up to the castle but it is the same price. The castle it's self is over 800 years old. There is a museum of torture devices well explained and a bit graphic. Very interesting. Another smaller museum with knight's armor and some misc pieces such as coins and dishes. There is another area with cannons. The fortress now houses the City Museum of Kufstein. Part of it is also used for concerts and meetings. They have a nice set up for wedding receptions that can accommodate a large number of people or a smaller room for a smaller event the is very beautiful. There is also a small cafe there to get refreshments while touring the castle. The views from the castle are spectacular with the Alps and the Inn River. We stayed at the hotel that is at the base of the castle so I just walked. There is parking in the area that is within a easy walkable distance. I believe it is close to a bus stop also.
Written October 28, 2014
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TheAlkalineYogi
Usti nad Labem, Czech Republic208 contributions
Couples
We decided to visit Kufstein Fortess, eventhou the weather wasnt that great and we were happy we did. It was on a cold weekday and luckily it was not raining. I can only imagine how amazing the views would have been on a clear or summer day.. however we really enjoyed the place. At arrival we got recommended to add the kufstein fortress app on our phone so we could listen to the audio guide. The fortress is in great condition and there are many audio/visual material to watch, spoken in German and subtitled in English. The view over the river was still magnificent and walking through the hidden pathway and through the prison brought us back in time as if we were in a movie.. definitely a must see when you are in the neighbourhood.
Written November 9, 2019
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Jamie A
Eastbourne343 contributions
Couples
What a beautiful place. The views are amazing along the valley to the mountains. The fernicular railway was great and allowed easy access to fort. Great museum of winter sports. The organ playing on Christmas Day at 12 noon was spine tingling wonderful and could be heard throughout town. Quite amazing.
Written December 29, 2017
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Flyers007Dublin
Dublin, Ireland2,840 contributions
Couples
During our stay in Innsbruck, Austria in July 2016 my fiancé and I made a day trip to Kufstein and visited the fortress.

Entrance was 11.50 Euro (ca. 12.25 USD) per person, which we bought at the fortress.

The fortress towers over the city and is visible from afar.

When we arrived it wasn't very busy. You can either walk or use the Panorama Cable Car. Should there be a waiting time to use the cable car, visitors can rest on one of the many benches. The cable car can take up to 4 people and is self-service operated. At first we thought it is going automatically, but soon realised we had to press a button to make it work.

We arrived at the Castle Rotunda and climbed up the staircase to have magnificent views over the city, the river Inn and the landscape.

The first mentioning of the fortress is in the 13th century. It changed hands between Austria and Bavaria frequently.

It was nice to explore the areas accessible inside the fortress and see, for example the prison cells or the torture chamber.

There was also a restaurant with outdoor seating. We didn't try it, but it made a good impression on both of us.

Sometimes there are also medieval banquets with music from the period available at this location.

We would recommend to visit the fortress when in Kufstein, Austria and spend a few hours there.

Would we recommend this attraction to a friend? YES!
Would we want to visit again this attraction in our future? YES!
Written April 18, 2017
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bethdogan
Ankara, Turkey36 contributions
Family
Walking around the fortress was one of the highlights of our visit to Kufstein. It has a beautiful view over the river Inn, and its several museums are interesting. At noon every day there is a live organ concert.

There is a little cable-car from the town center that takes visitors up the side of the rock to the fortress. There is also a cafe in the fortress.
Written February 27, 2012
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emilysmom2003
Gambrills, MD4,449 contributions
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The fortress (or Festung) in Kufstein is built on the hillside overlooking the Inn River. It was first mentioned in a historical document in 1205. The fortress is very large, and accessible either by a steep covered staircase or by a cable car (Panoramabahn) to the entrance of the castle courtyard. There is a museum and an interactive tour inside the fortress. Also there is the Heldenorgel Kufstein or "Hero's Organ," supposedly the biggest outdoor organ in the world. There are organ concerts daily at midday, after the bells ring at the nearby St Vitus church. In July and August there are also concerts at 6:00 p.m. During the concert, the cable car does not run.

Entrance tickets are 9.90 Euros per adult in summer and 8.80 Euros in winter. The fee includes the organ concert. The fortress is open 9 - 5 in summer and 10 - 4 in winter.

Kufstein is on the Inn River as it flows north from the Tyrol into Germany. It's considered a border town for train transportation, so you can travel there from Germany using the Bayern or Bavaria train pass.
Written August 4, 2011
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